Kevin Owens Talks About Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels, And More

Canadiens Magazine published an interview with Kevin Owens in which he discussed a variety of subjects. Here are some highlights.

On signing with WWE:

“It’s pretty intense indeed. It took me 15 years to get to the WWE and during that time, there were a lot of ups and downs. But since I’ve been here, things have moved so fast that it seems like I’ve made up for lost time. That’s not to say that those years I spent getting here were a waste at all, because I’ve had some incredible experiences, but it does feel like my progression has been faster than others. I’ve met other wrestlers at NXT who had been there for three years, just waiting for their turn, and it all happened pretty fast for me, so I definitely can’t complain. It’s been my dream since I was 11 years old to wrestle for the WWE.”

On Triple H:

“He hired me. When I got my chance to be called up to the pros, the story I heard was that four or five people had a say in the decision. The vote was tied at two, and Triple H cast the deciding ballot. He gave me my chance. I appreciated that he was willing to risk signing me even though I’m not the typical WWE wrestler. Since I started working with him, we’ve become a lot closer. He helps me as much as he can for shows – like he does with everyone – but we both have young kids at home and we talk about a lot of other things that have nothing to do with wrestling. The fact that he’s in my corner is what counts. I watched him fight when I was younger. I went to the Bell Centre to see him live. He’s the one who motivated me.”

On wanting to face Brock Lesnar:

“I would simply say that few people think I have a chance against him. I have the body that I have, and I look like I look and that’s just who I am. On the other hand, I know from experience that I’m harder to beat than people think. I’m not saying I’d beat him, but I’d really like to see if I can, or at least how far I can push him.”

On his dream match with any former WWE Superstar:

“It would have to be Shawn Michaels, for sure. He’s the reason I became a wrestler, ever since his fight against Diesel at WrestleMania XI, when I was just 11 years old. At the time, I was actually really small for my age, and Michaels fought Diesel, who was a monster compared to him. After watching his performance, I thought if he can do it, why can’t I? Obviously over the years I’ve gained weight, I’ve grown up and I’m no longer the same type of wrestler that Shawn Michaels was. (laughs)”

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