The WrestleMania 35 match card was stacked, but there was one notable omission, Kevin Owens wasn’t present on the card.
Owens wasn’t featured on the card in any capacity, and according to Owens himself, this angered him so much that he asked Paul Heyman what he should do, and Heyman told him outright to threaten to quit.
Owens would discuss this during an interview with Ariel Helwani:
“When I wasn’t on WrestleMania 35, a few weeks before, I didn’t not understand why…I understood plans had changed, I was completely fine with it. I was like, ‘what else am I going to do? I can do something else on the show.’ They’re like, ‘Nah. It doesn’t fit there, it doesn’t fit there. It doesn’t make sense.’ It was driving me insane. I remember having a talk with Paul Heyman at a show [Raw or SmackDown] near Gorilla (position), and I was losing my mind. ‘Paul, I can’t believe I’m not on WrestleMania. He's like, 'I can't believe it either.' 'What do I do?' 'Just walk in there and threaten to quit.' 'No, that's not how I'm going to handle this.' 'If that's how you feel.' It was driving me crazy. I couldn't go to WrestleMania 35. I flew to New York, I had some appearances, and I flew back home to watch it with my wife and kids because I didn't want to be anywhere near it. I flew back the next morning for more appearances.”
H/T – Fightful.
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