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 has earned many accolades in North America and abroad.
During his 14 years as a globetrotting independent grappler, Owens has 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. Cesaro, Ryback and Mark Henry have all fallen to the brawler’s fists. After a bitter rivalry with Sami Zayn, Owens found an unlikely ally in Chris Jericho, and the two Canadians nicknamed their new alliance Jeri-KO. The partnership paid dividends quickly. With Jericho watching his back, Owens earned a spot in a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the Universal Champion, and Triple H shockingly returned to help Owens capture the title.
Their friendship eventually fizzled, however, ultimately ending at WrestleMania 33 where KO defeated Jericho to claim his first United States Title. Soon after, The New Face of America joined SmackDown LIVE as part of the Superstar Shake-up.
Friends, foes and unlucky wanderers beware: Kevin Owens is coming for a fight.