Kevin Owens on WrestleMania 35 Snub: Heyman Advised Threatening to Quit

Kevin Owens opens up about personal struggle before WrestleMania 35.

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 Kevin Owens on WrestleMania 35 Snub: Heyman Advised Threatening to Quit

Kevin Owens, a renowned WWE superstar, recently expressed frustration over being left off the WrestleMania 35 card. In an intimate and revealing conversation, Owens detailed the turmoil he experienced in the lead-up to the event, his desperation to be involved, and the shocking advice he received from the highly influential Paul Heyman.

Just a few weeks before WrestleMania 35, Owens was informed that he wouldn't be part of the show. Despite understanding that plans had changed, Owens was at a loss. He recalled, "I didn't understand why… I understood plans had changed; I was wonderful with it.

I was like, 'What else am I going to do? I can do something else on the show.' They're like, 'Nah. It doesn't fit there; it doesn't fit there. It doesn't make sense.' It was driving me insane." The absence from the biggest event of the year ate at Owens to the point that he sought advice from Paul Heyman.

Heyman, known for his sharp mind and controversial insights, told Owens to threaten to quit WWE. "I remember having a talk with Paul Heyman at a show [Raw or SmackDown] near Gorilla (position), and I was losing my mind. 'Paul, I can't believe I'm not on WrestleMania.'

He's like, 'I can't believe it either.' 'What do I do?' 'Just walk in there and threaten to quit.' 'No, that's not how I will handle this.' 'If that's how you feel.' It was driving me crazy," Owens shared.

Owens' Decision Amid Distress

Despite Heyman's radical advice, Owens chose a different path, flying to New York for appearances and returning home to watch WrestleMania 35 with his family.

It was a conscious decision to distance himself from an event causing him so much distress. The candid reflection by Owens provides a rare glimpse into the pressures and challenges that WWE superstars face. His emotions leading up to WrestleMania 35 and his subsequent decision to watch it away from the arena highlight the human struggles behind the larger-than-life characters portrayed in the ring.

In addition to sharing his personal story, Owens' comments about Heyman's advice also shed light on the unconventional tactics sometimes considered in professional wrestling. The revelation underscores the intense desire to succeed and the difficult decisions performers must navigate to pursue their dreams.

This episode in Owens' career is a stark reminder that the world of professional wrestling, while filled with glamour and excitement, can also be a place of deep personal conflict and tough choices. It's a testament to Owens' character that he opted to handle the situation with grace, despite the extreme emotions he was experiencing.

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