Former Universal Champion Kevin Owens recently spoke on Corey Graves After The Bell Podcast, where he discussed all his favorite moments from WrestleMania 38. It was a huge milestone for Owens. He got to main-event night one, a first in his career, but it was made even more spectacular by his wrestling Stone Cold Steve Austin in his first match in almost 20 years.
From night two, he discussed his best friend Sami Zayn’s match with Johnny Knoxville and how delighted he was to see it live. He also stated that he got emotional at seeing his friend’s hard work pay off.
“This is going to sound corny but when Wee-Man came out from under the ring and started beating the sh** out of Sami, I got emotional at the reaction. It was so good. People were so happy, and I know how hard he worked for all of that. He had to fight to get it on the show and then he had to fight to make it good. Johnny Knoxville is amazing, Wee-Man, all those guys were incredible but they’re not wrestlers. He worked so hard to make that happen, he got body-slammed by Wee-Man, how did that happen?”
In discussing celebrity involvement at WrestleMania, Owens had nothing but kind words for any other outside stars looking to get in on the fun. He even dropped a big name he would like to face in the ring.
“I’ve always welcomed people from the outside in if they’re cool. Some of them aren’t cool and as far as I’m concerned, those guys can just go back from where they came from, we don’t need you. I did interviews before WrestleMania and people were asking me ‘if you could pick a celebrity to have a match with like Sami’s doing this weekend, who would it be? A few years ago, Matthew McConaughey came to a show, and he was backstage. I didn’t get to meet him because there was a lineup of people waiting to talk to him, so I didn’t get to see him.
“I remember not long after that he talked about how he’d love to do something in WWE. I don’t know him. I don’t know him at all but to me, he seems like the kind of guy who would be coming in to do it right and have a blast. People like that to me are welcome in our industry any time.”
“If we’re speaking things into existence, WrestleMania 39, come at me McConaughey, I’m gonna f*** you up.” (H/T WrestlingInc.com)
Owens is currently working a program with Ezikial (Elias) on Raw, while Sami is feuding with Drew McIntyre on SmackDown. After having two of the best matches at WrestleMania, it will certainly be interesting to see how their current storylines play out.