Kevin Owens joins Spencer Love to chat about the upcoming WWE Canadian tour, similarities with Owen Hart, meeting Bruce Boudreau at the NHL Draft and their relationship since, claiming the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championships, wrestling Stone Cold at WrestleMania, and more!
Not having a match at Elimination Chamber 2023
KO: “Well, I gotta be honest, not being on the actual show was a real bummer. There’s no way around that. I really wish I could have been there. But, to be a little part of it at the end was great, and to see Sami get his really big moment that he deserved, and to see everybody reacting to him the way they did after all these years. Not that he was ever – obviously, anytime he’d show up in Montreal, you get a great reaction. But, to be in that spot, in that moment? For him, that was really big, so it’s great to see that. But, not being on the show, it definitely hurt a little. Honestly, it’s not even just because it’s Montreal, I feel the same way everywhere. Anytime we go to Canada, and I’m not on one of the shows. I’m like, ‘why am I not on this show?’ It’s everywhere. Canada’s funny this way, where, we tried to explain this to people in WWE, and other wrestlers, and even people in management, but I don’t think they quite grasp that Canada is just one big city in a way for their homeland guys. Whether we go to Winnipeg, or Toronto, or Quebec, or Vancouver – anywhere across Canada, really, we’re welcomed as being a hometown guy. That’s really special. Anytime there’s a show in Canada, and I’m not on it, that hurts a little.”
Facing off with Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38
“You know, it sounds – I hate doing this, because it sounds like I’m trying to get out of it easily. But, there’s really no words to describe either experiences. The best way I can describe it is I look back on both of these these both these nights, and I I kind of can’t believe they happened. That I found myself in that situation, in that spot, getting to do that. The circumstances [of] both years were just so incredible. But, I guess if one takes the absolute cake, and it just edges out the other one by very little, I think it’s still more unbelievable to me that I wrestled Stone Cold Steve Austin, 19 years after his last match, in the main event of WrestleMania. Like that’s just – it’s just kind of a pinch yourself to make sure it’s real kind of moment. I’ve done that a lot over the last year and a half or so since that happened. But both those moments are things I’ll look back on when I’m done and think I was very, very lucky to get to experience those things.”