Kevin Owens will be taking part in his first WrestleMania with the WWE on April 3 when he walks into WrestleMania 32 as the Intercontinental Champion.
As of the writing of this article, no match has been confirmed so far for the Canadian at The Showcase of The Immortals, but it has been rumored for several weeks now that he will be defending the Intercontinental Championship in a multi-man match. As for his rumored opponents, several names have been speculated as participants including Sami Zayn, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler.
While some people may find it hard to accept a wrestler the size of Owens walking into WrestleMania as champion, it doesn't bother him at all.
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He said in a recent interview with the Indian Express: “I don’t fit the typical WWE superstar mold. People always associate the WWE with very muscly guys who look like they can tear your head off and I don’t look like that… That never mattered to me, because I knew that I would make it here.”
He certainly has, and he has managed to achieve quite a lot since making his main roster debut almost a year ago. He's already feuded against John Cena, won the Intercontinental Championship twice, and was part of an outstanding rivalry with Dean Ambrose.
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"It's been a pretty crazy ride. I feel like I have accomplished. I have lived more in the last one year what most WWE superstars live over five, six or seven years or even an entire career.
"I’ve been part of so many pay-per-views and been in the ring with John Cena and Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton and Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns and I put a quarter of a fight against all those guys. I’ve already done so much of what I dreamed to do when I started twenty years ago.
“But there is so much left to accomplish. I’m pretty proud of what I have done so far and I am looking forward to the next five, six, ten years. However long I’m doing this for. But I am enjoying the ride.”
Owens' past of being an established star in ROH and NXT and being one of the best heels you'll ever see shows the WWE they should have no doubt about putting him the title picture for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at some point in his career.
After WrestleMania 32, he is likely to continue his feud with old rival and good friend Sami Zayn, as the two are very talented wrestlers and they are able to work really well together. Their rivalry has the potential to carry the WWE until SummerSlam if booked right.
Don't be surprised though if you see K.O. competing for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by the end of the year. He's just that good.