Kevin Owens: Bio
Kevin Owens is an outspoken, Quebec-born brawler who bolts 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 and, perhaps most famously, Sami Zayn. After achieving success as one of the world’s top in-ring competitors, Owens made his debut at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution, and captured 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’s taken on everyone from Roman Reigns to Shane McMahon, amassing the Universal, United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship along the way.
After forming an alliance with Zayn, Owens joined Monday Night Raw during the 2018 Superstar Shake-up, 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."
KO became a man of the people when he engaged in an epic struggle with Shane McMahon, and Owens prevailed when he defeated Shane-O-Mac in a Ladder Match during the premiere of Friday Night SmackDown to earn the right to fire his rival!