Kevin Owens Challenges Elton John to WrestleMania Match After Cancelled Show

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Kevin Owens celebrates his victory over Cesaro at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
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WWE Superstar Kevin Owens wasn't feeling the love Tuesday night when Elton John canceled his scheduled show at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, shortly after it was supposed to start.

After the singer's cancellation, Owens tweeted him a WrestleMania challenge to show his dismay:

. @FightOwensFight

Hey, @eltonofficial, nobody ruins my wife and I’s date night except me! You, me...WresteMania. I’ve fought men in their 70’s before, I can do it again! #KOvsElton #KOMania4 https://t.co/0613p3C6PM

The Amway Center tweeted Tuesday night that John's concert would not take place because the musician was suffering from an ear infection.

The cancellation didn't occur until fans had already entered the arena, and John's team explained the reasoning in a statement on Wednesday:

Elton John @eltonofficial

#EltonFarewellTour statement on the Orlando and Tampa shows. https://t.co/smSgZD657P

KO was decked out in John's signature heart-shaped glasses at the show, and he vowed to never wear such attire again:

. @FightOwensFight

The last time I wore red heart-shaped glasses for another man before tonight was on January 12, 1996 at the Montreal Forum. I was 11 years old. It was for Shawn Michaels! I’m never wearing red heart-shaped glasses for another man again! @eltonofficial

Celebrity involvement has always been a big part of WrestleMania, but The Prizefighter isn't likely to get his wish in the form of a match against the 71-year-old musician.

Owens is on the shelf after undergoing double knee surgery in October, and no timetable has been announced for his return.

Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline later reported KO would likely return in late February or early March, but no later than April.

If that timetable holds true, Owens will be back in time for WrestleMania 35, but he may need to start brainstorming other potential opponents.


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