Zach Gowen starred in a short but intense WWE stint between 2003 and 2004, having been involved in some memorable storylines with legends such as Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper and Vince McMahon. Fans will also surely remember his feud with Brock Lesnar, who still represents one of the iconic faces of the Stamford company today.
Gowen, whose leg was amputated as a child, left a beautiful impression on the fans' minds even though his pro wrestling adventure didn't last long. In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Zach was asked if he'd be interested in returning to WWE someday.
His response made everyone smile, demonstrating a strong sense of humor.
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“Yes, it would interest me, but only if WWE offered me the same contract identity that Brock Lesnar has. I want his money and his own number of dates” - Zach Gowen joked.
“Jokes aside, I have no desire to travel full time at 38, I say this with great sincerity. I have strained my leg a lot in the last 30 years and I have taken great satisfaction, but now I am the father of three children, as well as being engaged in numerous activities that satisfy me every day” - he explained.
Gowen is however willing to listen to any offers: “If an interesting proposal comes up, which satisfies both my needs and those of my family, it is clear that I would think about it. Is it my goal to return to WWE? No.
Is it my goal to go to All Elite Wrestling? Not even." Zach Gowen made his WWE debut in 2003 when he tried to save Mr. America (Hulk Hogan) from the onslaught of Roddy Piper and Sean O'Haire. "That photo of Piper holding my prosthesis has become an iconic image.
WWE took a big risk on that occasion because no one had ever seen anything like it. Fortunately, something squalid and obscene did not come out”. On the latest Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast, Andrew Zarian noted the plans to bring back Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam haven't worked out.
He stated that the issue seems to stem from a creative standpoint. Zarian added that Lesnar will most likely be back sometime later this year. “They wanted Brock," said Zarian. "For whatever reason, the plan didn’t work out.
I believe it was creative-wise, it just wasn’t fitting. Financially, they want Brock to commit to live shows. They are working it out, it’s gonna happen. It’s not that it’s not gonna happen, it’s gonna happen unless something goes tremendously terrible, which I don’t think it will.
I think we’re gonna see Brock, I just don’t think he’s needed for SummerSlam if they have this planned out already."