Kevin Owens has sensationally revealed that he was originally meant to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32.
While Kevin Owens is coming off the back of arguably the biggest night of his career at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas, he has now recalled almost having another huge moment in the city.
At WrestleMania 32 in 2016, Owens put his Intercontinental Championship on the line in a seven-man Ladder Match. With the odds firmly stacked against him, KO lost his championship that night with Zack Ryder, now known as Matt Cardona, picking up the win.
However, initial plans for Owens at the event would have seen him share the ring with another Texan WWE Hall of Famer. Speaking with Joe Baiamonte of The Sportsman, Owens revealed that he was originally scheduled to face The Undertaker at the ‘Show of Shows.’
As it transpired, The Deadman ended up facing Shane McMahon, who had returned to WWE a little over a month earlier.
“Things shifted and that was the year that Shane McMahon returned and obviously at the time my standing with the company compared to Shane coming back after all those years, the thought was probably that Shane vs The Undertaker was a huge match. But I know it was on the table and it was heavily discussed and it obviously would have been amazing for my first WrestleMania to be in there with The Undertaker.
Would have been sweet, didn’t happen, but I have been in the ring with him since then. I was in the ring with him at a Madison Square Garden show, so that was cool.”
Despite missing out on a clash with The Undertaker, Owens got his hands on another proud Texan in the same building at WrestleMania 38.
After inviting Stone Cold Steve Austin to join him on the KO Show in the main event of night one of the extravaganza, Owens challenged the legend to a fight. Never one to back down from a challenge, Austin quickly accepted and the pair brawled all over the AT&T Stadium in an Anything Goes Match.
As the wild brawl came to an end, it was Austin who got his hand raised after laying out Owens with a Stunner.