The huge victory in the main event of WrestleMania was the culmination of a multi-decade long story, that saw the pair go from the dank gyms in Montreal, all the way to the main event of WrestleMania.
From their tag teams and battles as Kevin Steen and El Generico, all the way to their triumph over The Usos, the two Canadian’s career have been intertwined, with this being the perfect way for them to end WrestleMania 39.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, Owens and Zayn spoke candidly about their feelings in the aftermath of WrestleMania, explaining the emotions they felt at the time in their match and immediately following.
Speaking first, Sami Zayn said;
“Well, we’ve been trying, but he keeps saying — and he’s right — yeah, it’s just too complex to summarize with one emotion because there are like 15 emotions all jostling at the same time. But for me, if I had to sum it up, it would be just pride in getting here with him and gratitude for being able to get here with him.”
Kevin Owens then took the microphone and gave his view revealing that he never expected be and Sami Zayn to main event WrestleMania, despite picturing this moment many times in his head.
“It’s very hard to put into words, but I feel like saying that pretty sums up, like sums up pretty well how we feel, and I think people can relate. It’s, uh, when a three count happened, the wave of emotion that hit me, I really, I didn’t expect it. And it’s crazy because I tried to picture it. I picture it this moment hundreds of them times.”
Sami Zayn then added how he had never pictured the pair of them in the main event, and that it actually “exceeded our dreams”.
Actually I never did I never pictured it being in the main event of WrestleMania I mean not like this that’s true it actually exceeded our dreams if that’s even if that’s even possible
Kevin Owens then revealed that, while he has had many great WrestleMania moments over the years, the title win with Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 39 stands head and shoulders above the rest, and will be the one he takes with him the rest of his life.
“The Universal Title was huge. The night I debuted in NXT was unreal last year with Steve. WrestleMania was just like all those moments I feel. Oh, that this is going to be.
And my first WrestleMania, actually. Afterwards, I remember being interviewed for WWE documentary and I said if my career ends tomorrow, I think that’s okay. And then I’ve had like 10 moments since then that I can’t even put into words how I felt after.
But I think tonight was the epitome of the moments that’ll in my life in my career when I look back on it will leave me speechless and uh just bring me, you know, comfort that the career I had I could look back on extremely proudly.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn walked out of WrestleMania 39 with the WWE Tag Team Championships, ending The Usos legendary title reign at over 600 days.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
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