For years Kevin Owens was one of the most skilled and capable wrestlers on the WWE roster on the entertainment front as well. It's a reliable bet to give fans what they want. This is especially true when it comes to WrestleMania, where KO has long ago made it known that his goal is to jump off the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Yet the truth is that at the moment there seem to be no clear plans for him ahead of this year's Showcase of the Immortals, and the Canadian himself has explained that he is scared by this prospect. Speaking with 'WWE The Bump', Kevin Owens admitted that he lowered the bar of his goals at WrestleMania 37 from jumping off the pirate ship to simply being on the event card: "I changed my goal.
Because I'd love to jump off the pirate ship, and this remains. But at this point how many weeks is WrestleMania left? Like five, maybe? I don't have a match yet, and many have already been announced."
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Kevin Owens is therefore even afraid of not taking part in WrestleMania, which, moreover, would not be an absolute novelty for him: "It has already happened to me in the past, at WrestleMania 35 to be precise, when I was available and I was not stopped due to injury but not taken part at WrestleMania.
At the time that decision really killed me, as a performer and as a WWE Superstar. I wasn't really happy with that. But I've been through it. And I understand that decision, ok it's not good, obviously, you want WrestleMania to be.
But the world doesn't end because you're not at WrestleMania." That's why now Kevin Owens' one, real, the big hope is to be a part of the show again. That same show where a year ago he managed to nail Seth Rollins at the height of their feud that actually started at the Survivor Series the year before.
"Yes, at this point I would say that my goal for WrestleMania in five weeks is to be there right now. Forget the pirate ship. If I'm there, and there will be someone to dive into and he can do it from the ship, great!
Then I'll do it. But at this point, I'm just hoping to be at WrestleMania. That's my goal." Due to a neck injury, Edge had to retire from WWE in 2011 at the age of 37. His untimely retirement was a sad moment for wrestling fans all across the globe.
During his appearance on The Bump, Kevin Owens shared his thoughts on the moment Edge announced his retirement. "I was watching from home when Edge announced his retirement, and I always loved Edge as a performer, I always thought he was fantastic, and obviously being Canadian, there's another layer to it for Canadian wrestlers, as far as Edge goes...
So when Edge announced his retirement way too early, that was really hard to watch for everyone, and you know, myself, just like everybody else. and then what I said in Winnipeg to Randy was that it felt like a possibility of something great was robbed from us."