Matthew McConaughey is more than just a famous actor who has occasionally dabbled in politics. Matthew has been a lifelong fan of professional wrestling. Fans may remember that he was involved in an old WCW angle in the late 1990s with Raven, who referred to him as “Matthew McWannabe.” The actor has gone on record as saying he would love to do something in the world of wrestling.
Kevin Owens is one of WWE’s top superstars. Owens got the honor of facing a returning ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38, Austin’s first match in nearly two decades. If KO has his way, he could be building another huge bout at next year’s showcase of the immortals.
Owens recently appeared on WWE After The Bell. There, he was asked about his thoughts on celebrities working in wrestling. Owens said he is all for it and even threw down the gauntlet for a potential fight with Matthew McConaughey.
“I always welcome people from the outside coming in, if they’re cool. Some of them aren’t cool, and as far as I’m concerned, those guys can go back to where they came from, we don’t need them. The Jackass crew was unbelievable. Logan Paul, people can say a lot about him; he’s got this reputation and people have made their judgment on him and a lot of them are not going to change their mind, and that’s fine, but I’ve seen this guy firsthand come in with a great attitude, wanting to do good stuff, he works hard, and he gets it. Nobody can deny that.
I did interviews before WrestleMania and people were asking me, ‘If you could pick a celebrity to have a match with, who would it be?’ He’s my favorite actor…a few years ago, Matthew McConaughey came to a show, he was backstage. I didn’t get to meet him because there was a line of people waiting to talk to him, so I didn’t get to see him. I would have loved to say hi. I remember, not long after that, he talked about how he would love to do something in WWE. I don’t know him at all, but he seems like the kind of guy who would be coming in to do it right and have a blast. People like that are welcome in our industry anytime.
If we’re speaking things into existence, WrestleMania 39, come at me McConaughey, I’m gonna f*ck you up.”
The storyline for the build to Owens vs Austin involved KO talking the showdown into existence. Austin didn’t even appear at a WWE event until WrestleMania itself. Kevin Owens is hoping he can do the same thing for another huge match next year.
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