WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens recently spoke with The Indian Express to promote WrestleMania 32.
Below are highlights:
Not fitting the mold of a typical WWE Superstar:
I don’t fit the typical WWE Superstar mold. People always associate the WWE with very muscly guys who look like they can tear your head off and I don’t look like that. If anything that helps me stand out and I’m very proud of [that]. I was told many times by many people that I wouldn’t make it to where I am now. But that never mattered to me because I knew that I would make it here. If someone wants to be a WWE Superstar the smartest thing would be to get good training and work hard. It sounds very corny and almost something John Cena would have written on his t-shirt. You can’t let people tell you, you can’t do something. I’m living example of how that doesn’t matter.
I want to be remembered and this is my first WrestleMania. I’ve been saying on commentary and Twitter that I want to make it KO-Mania and I mean that. I want whatever I do at WrestleMania to become the talk of the night. Everyone is going out to Wrestlemania trying to steal the show and hoping they are going to be what people are talking about at the end of the night. I want to be part of that discussion. That’s what matters to me. Whether I’m Intercontinental Champion or not – but I will be because nobody is going to take it from me. Whether it is in a singles match or a multi-man match, I want my part because that’s what I thrive on. (Note: Interview done before multi-man Ladder Match announced on RAW.)
His relationship with Vince McMahon and Triple H:
I talk to Vince as much as I can. He obviously is the busiest man I know. Vince, at any time on RAW, or SmackDown or on a pay-per-view, is thinking about a million things – running the show basically. I have a good relationship with him. I’m still getting to know him. I still feel like we are building a relationship. Me and Triple H are closer because of my time in NXT. He ultimately made the call to hire me and sign me on a WWE contract. That’s something I will always be grateful for. I’ve got to work a lot closer with Triple H in the ring. I know him more on a personal level than I do Vince. We talk about our kids and stuff like that. They both are very different in a way but they have the same goal – of making WWE as entertaining as possible. My favorite thing on RAW, if I’m not performing is to sit in the gorilla position where Vince and Triple H work as well as Road Dogg, Billy Kidman and all these people that make the show work and just observe how people do that stuff. Because who knows where I will end up one day. It’s fascinating.