Kevin Owens: Bio
Kevin Owens is an outspoken, Quebec-born brawler who bolted around the ring with equal parts grace and bad intentions.
Lauded by The Rock and possessing what WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin described as a “hell of an arsenal,” Owens earned many accolades in North America and abroad.
During his 14 years as a globetrotting independent grappler, Owens crossed paths and locked horns with men who went on to become WWE Superstars, including Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn. After achieving success around the globe and being recognized as one of the world’s top in-ring competitors, Owens joined his fellow warriors in 2014 when he made his debut at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution, capturing the NXT Championship only a few months later by annihilating Zayn, his oldest friend.
Owens’ ruthlessness followed him to the main roster, where he defeated John Cena in his first match and made it a point to target the biggest, baddest boys in the yard. He took on everyone from Zayn to Jeri-KO cohort turned enemy Chris Jericho to Shane McMahon, amassing the Universal, United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship along the way. Owens became a cornerstone of SmackDown LIVE, but his run on the blue brand was cut short when General Manager Daniel Bryan fired him and his best friend Sami Zayn on the March 20, 2018 episode.
In a stunning turn of events, the 2018 Superstar Shake-up and a letter from Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made Owens and Zayn part of Monday Night Raw, but after he was shelved with an injury for several months, KO reemerged on the blue brand and immediately fought his way into the WWE Title picture while regularly hosting his own unpredictable talk show, "The Kevin Owens Show."