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Former Champion To Be Out Of Action For 2 Months, Former Universal Champion Is Striving To Get Reactions Like John Cena & Roman Reigns

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• Former Universal Champion Is Striving To Get Reactions Like John Cena & Roman Reigns

During a recent interview with MLive, former Universal Champion Kevin Owens talked about who got him into becoming a Pro Wrestler, crowd reaction & more.

Below are the highlights:

On who made him interested in becoming a wrestler:

“Shawn Michaels is the reason I became a wrestler in the first place. I saw him when I was 11. I was a scrawny kid at the time. People thought I was 7 or 8. So to see the smallest guy on the show be the best guy on the show really spoke to me. I said if he can do it, I can do it.

Now I get to share different pieces of his wisdom with him when he comes to a show here or there. I try to sit as close to him as I can and listen to him and discuss wrestling, family and life. It’s so great to talk about those things with someone I look up to so much. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like to have been in the ring with him.”

On what type of reaction he wants from the crowd:

“I just try to listen to strong reaction. To me the best reaction is a mix of both boos and cheers. John Cena and Roman Reigns get insane reactions where half the crowd loves them and half the crowd despises them. When you’re in the ring waiting for your opponent, whether it’s John or Roman, you get hit by this crazy noise.

It’s people almost competing with each other. The guy who’s booing one of them is trying to be louder than the guy cheering. It makes for a special atmosphere. That’s really what I’m striving for.”

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 28, 1996) – WWF LiveWire

On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their short lived TV Show ‘LiveWire’, where people could call in during the show.

Dok Hendrix & Sunny were the hosts of the show and WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sycho Sid was their guest.

We also got to see Vince Russo, back then known as WWF Magazine writer Vic Venom.

• Former Champion To Be Out Of Action For 2 Months

As we noted before, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick suffered a legitimate injury on Raw after being hit by a GTS from Hideo Itami.

Below is what WWE posted:

“The Brian Kendrick sustained a broken nose and broken orbital bone in his loss to Hideo Itami last night on Raw.

The injuries occurred when Itami, the newest addition to Raw’s Cruiserweight division, struck Kendrick with his signature Go-To-Sleep.

“During a match between The Brian Kendrick and Hideo Itami, Itami performed the GTS and during that maneuver, Kendrick was struck in the left eye and the inner aspect of the nose,” WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.com. “A fracture was suspected, and he was taken to a local emergency care facility in Chicago where a CT scan confirmed a diagnosis of an orbital wall fracture and a minimally displaced nasal bridge fracture.”

The orbital wall fracture penetrated the maxillary sinus without muscle or nerve entrapment, Amann explained. At this time, the injury appears nonsurgical.

“We will be following it closely and making sure everything heals appropriately and that surgery’s not needed,” Amann said.”

It was noted on this week’s 205 Live that Kendrick will be out of action for 2 months.

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