Kevin Owens pitched the idea for a feud with Sami Zayn in September

Kevin Owens provides some insight into his latest rivalry with Sami Zayn that will culminate at WrestleMania 37

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The latest rivalry between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will culminate at this year’s WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium. Owens and Zayn’s current feud involves YouTuber and social media personality Logan Paul who will be a part of their WrestleMania match as Sami’s guest.

Owens and Zayn have had matches that date back to over a decade ago and they dove into their respective careers while speaking with Pat Laprade of TVA Sports. Laprade published an extensive feature about the history of the former El Generico and Kevin Steen and during their conversation, Owens stated that he pitched the idea of a Sami Zayn feud to Vince McMahon in September of 2020. It wasn’t until recently that company officials came to him and Zayn about the idea.

In September, I proposed the idea to Vince McMahon, and then I didn’t hear about it again. It’s the WWE executives who have come back to us with this lately. It was inevitable and logical in the following. As our careers have developed, a one on one match at WrestleMania is like the crowning of our career.

It hadn’t struck me yet before I saw the graphic that formalized our match. Having a one-on-one match at WrestleMania is more and more rare, more and more difficult. So for us it’s a special accomplishment. So doing it together means more to us. It’s a big opportunity, there is no doubt about it.

Sami Zayn versus Kevin Owens is scheduled for night two of WrestleMania 37 and as of this writing, here are the cards for both nights:

Night One (4/10)

WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (w/ MVP) (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
* SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca Belair
* Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison
Steel Cage Match: Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon
Raw Tag Team Championships: New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos
* Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
Women’s Tag Team Turmoil Match: Tamina & Natalya vs. Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan

Night Two (4/11)

WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Edge
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley
* ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt (w/ Alexa Bliss) vs. Randy Orton
* Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn (w/ Logan Paul)
WWE Intercontinental Championship — Nigerian Drum Fight: Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews
WWE United States Championship: Riddle (c) vs. Sheamus
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. TBD (Winners of Tag Team Turmoil Match)

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