Kevin Owens On Working With AJ Styles, Talks Sami Zayn, Reveals His “Perfect” WrestleMania Opponent – More


Former WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens, recently sat down with At The Shore Online (Press Of Atlantic City) to promote an upcoming WWE Live event in Wildwood, NJ. Owens discussed his feud with AJ Styles, does he enjoy working with the “Phenomenal One” in the ring?, Sami Zayn and more.

Here are the highlights:

Owens On How He Will Make The Live Event Special:

“From me, obviously you can expect the best show around and for people to remember what I do on that show and make sure everybody remembers and to make the evening as memorable I can. All the SmackDown Live guys will be there; Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura and I guess A.J. Styles, if people are into that kind of stuff. But I’ll be there too and that’s all people need to know to understand this is a must-see show.”

KO On Being The “Face Of America”:

“The current United States Champion is from Georgia and I think he’s a terrible example for the youth of America. So, regardless of where I’m from, I will gladly take on that role.”

Owens On His Trash Talk & Why He Thinks Live Events Are Better Than TV:

“It’s always been a fun part of what I do, not everybody does it which sets me apart from the rest and the people who do it, as humbly as I can say; they don’t do it as well as I do. It’s a bit of my specialty and helps make my part of the show memorable. When I was a kid and went to shows, my favorites were Live Events. You really see a performer’s personality on Live Events than on TV. I know sometimes people think RAW or SmackDown, or the pay per views are the shows to go to. Whenever WWE is in town it’s a great time, but Live Events are special. If you’ve never been to one I highly recommend it.”

Does He Enjoy Working With AJ Styles In The Ring?:

“Yeah, I don’t enjoy it at all actually. I’d rather never having to work with him again. He has my title and I have to go after and it looks like we’re nowhere near done. Unfortunately, I have to step in the ring with him several more times, it’s part of what we do.”

WrestleMania Dream Opponent[s]:

“I feel like Sami Zayn, it would be such a great chapter to add to our story. We’ve been at each other’s throats and by each other’s sides simultaneously the last 15 years. It would be great to do something with him and also Finn Balor, who is my best friend. We got to the WWE the exact same time and didn’t know each other before hand. We had a bit of contact here and there before because we knew we both would spend time there. We bonded over that. Once we got to Orlando we’ve became very close quickly and getting to main event with him would be incredible. It would be another incredible chapter to our story. We both kind of dove in to uncharted territories, him from Japan and me from other places. We both did well for ourselves, to get to achieve that was very special.”

If Owens Could Say One Nice Thing About Sami Zayn, What Would It Be:

“Hmmm … well … I will say this; he’s really intent on changing the world for the better and I do respect that about him. Pretty soon he’s going to be a big part in bringing help to those who need it, I respect that, but he gets in my way in the ring and I have to deal with him accordingly.”


If you are going to use any of the quotes above, please give credit to At The Shore Online with an H/T to eWrestlingNews for the transcriptions.

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