Kevin Owens Almost Wrestled Vince McMahon At WrestleMania, Reveals Why The Match Got Changed
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Kevin Owens almost got to fight his boss on the biggest stage of them all.
Owens recently revealed that a match between himself and Vince McMahon had been initially planned for WrestleMania 34 and explained why the match got nixed and how we ended up with the match he did compete in.
The Prizefighter told Inside The Ropes and SPORF’s Kenny McIntosh that he wished his brief feud with Vince went longer and said Vince and Shane almost teamed up to face himself and Sami Zayn at that year’s WrestleMania. Owens also explained why Daniel Bryan ultimately replaced Vince in the match, noting that Vince thought he would be the most helpful running the show and not trying to work a match as well.
“Yeah, that was really cool. I wish it would have led to more, honestly. But who wouldn’t feel that way? I think it could have, and I think it almost did. I really think, at one point, there was a chance that it was going to be me and Sami Zayn against Shane and Vince at WrestleMania – which would have been incredible – but Vince, I remember one of the things he had told me was, ‘I can’t run WrestleMania and focus on a match at the same time.’”
“He felt like his best position was to not be in the ring, you know? But then also it was also the perfect situation for Bryan’s return. He got cleared medically and the storyline was already in progress. He was already so heavily involved in the storyline just because him and Shane were running SmackDown together, and obviously that was an incredible thing to be a part of Daniel’s return, especially in that building where he won the title at WrestleMania XXX, so it was great.”
While he wishes it went on longer than it did, Owens said working with Vince immediately adds credibility to anyone he works with.
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