WWE Superstar Ezekiel recently spoke with ComicBook.com about being surprised by the fans getting behind his new character and his issues with Kevin Owens.
Owens has been a thorn on Ezekiel’s side ever since the night after WrestleMania 38 when Ezekiel made his appearance on RAW. While Owens believes that Ezekiel isn’t exactly who he claims to be, Ezekiel has another theory on why Owens despises him so much.
“He’s got issues. I got to tell you; I think it all happened either leading up to or when he fought Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania,” Ezekiel said. “I think something in him snapped right there. I think he wanted to have a huge moment for himself and he got caught by The Rattlesnake. And here’s the thing. The guy is just a perpetual liar. He lied to Stone Cold Steve Austin. If you’ve watched his career, as I have, I’m a huge wrestling fan. He’s lied to pretty much everybody he’s ever partnered with in his career. So things don’t end well for Kevin Owens. And for whatever reason, I was excited. I came out there the night after WrestleMania, wanted to introduce myself. Clearly, Kevin was on edge and he’s lost it ever since then.”
Owens’ loss to Austin led him to complain the very next night on RAW about having to wrestle with a supposed back injury. This led to the debut of Ezekiel, who told Owens that he’s Elias’ younger brother. Ezekiel credits his older brother for how much support the fans have given him thus far.
“I want to thank my older brother for it. I think there’s a little something. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the audience must see something in me that they saw in Elias. And so there’s some kind of carryover connection there that I am just so grateful for. And I was out in the crowd just a few weeks ago and the guy next to me was screaming. He was a “Zeke freak.” It’s like, I feel like that’s what my crew has called themself. The Zeke Freaks. And I’m grateful for it. I am humbled by it. And it’s really awesome to have that kind of support so quickly.”
Ezekiel looks to settle the score with Kevin Owens tonight at WWE Hell in a Cell 2022. Be sure to stay tuned to eWrestlingNews.com for live coverage of the event.
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