Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Wrestlemania 32: ‘I’m just gonna smash everybody’ says Kevin Owens


It’s one of the most anticipated events in the WWE calendar.

100,000 fans are expected to pack out the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Sunday 3 April for Wrestlemania 32.

There will be 12 matches including Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H takes on Roman Reigns.

We’ve hooked up with BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Ace who’s a self-confessed WWE superfan – he’s there and has been speaking to some of the wrestlers taking part.


“I’m just gonna smash everybody,” that’s Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens ‘strategy’ ahead of his fight with no less than six others. He’ll take on Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, The Miz and Stardust.

“The match itself is a little nerve wracking as there are seven guys, everyone’s looking to steal the show, everyone’s looking to make Wrestlemania the big moment for themselves.”


Image captionKevin Owens celebrates his victory over Cesaro at the WWE SummerSlam 2015

“The Miz main event was at Wrestlemania but since then people don’t respect him, let’s be honest.”

“And Dolph Zigler he’s been world heavyweight champion but since then he’s had a rough bath, and Stardust and Zach Ryder and all those guys – everybody is so talented but not necessarily had a Wrestlemania moment.

“Even if you look back at The Miz, he main evented it but people remember The Rock.

“Sami Zayn is trying to make a name for himself and I’m trying to make sure I hold the Intercontinental title, so it’s nerve-wracking to be in a match with so many guys and have so much to prove, but it’s exciting as well.”

It’s the No Holds Barred Street Fight between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar. Ace spoke to Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman: “Brock Lesner is fantastic today (Friday 1 April). He woke up at 4:45am on his farm in Canada, which he does on a daily basis.


Image captionBrock Lesnar enters the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015

“I believe he’s going hunting today with his bare hands to bring food home for his family for the dinner and then some point tomorrow we’ll charter a private plane to pick Brock Lesnar up to bring him to Dallas, Texas in preparation for the beating Brock Lesnar will lay down on Dean Ambrose in the No Holds Street Fight.”

And he says there’s no question of who’ll win – just how long it will take: “I think the match will be dictated by how hungry he is at match time, if he is very hungry he will make short work of Dean Ambrose or if he is in the mood to torture Dean Ambrose for a while before we go to dinner then it’s going to be a long, bad night for Dean Ambrose.”

William Regal is no stranger to the pressure of Wrestlemania. The British born veteran first took part in 2001 at Wrestlemania 17.


Image captionWilliam Regal chats to Ace

The UK wrestling legend was revealed as the new general manager of WWE NXT in July 2014.

He says’s he’s really enjoying being outside of the ring: “When you’re in it your head’s wrecked trying to get through it and do what you do and you’re all eaten up with it. Now I get to watch it and that’s the best bit of it all.”

News Source BBC

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