Kevin Yanick Steen aka Kevin Owens was born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and was raised in the city of Marieville in Quebec. The 32-year old is of French-Canadian descent with French being his first language.
Owens learned to speak English by listening and mimicking Jim Ross’ commentary and promos done by the wrestlers on Monday Night RAW. Owens was pretty much into every sport such as Hockey, Baseball, and Soccer, but never considered making a serious career out of any of these sports.
But, after watching a VHS tape of the match between Diesel and Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XI he knew that he had to become a pro-wrestler.
Owens started training to become a pro-wrestler with the Quebec-based wrestler, Serge Jodoin. After that Owens started training under Jacques Rougeau, Carl Ouellet, and then by Terry Taylor whom Owens recognizes as his main trainer.
Owens had his first match on his 16th birthday in L’Assomption, Quebec. Owens trained with Jacques Rougeau and wrestled for his promotion for almost four years, before starting to wrestle for other Canadian promotions, including the International Wrestling Syndicate where he wrestled a triple threat match with his coach Carl Ouellet and a masked individual called El Generico who would later come into the WWE as Sami Zayn.
Owens later started working in promotions like Combat Zone Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Ring of Honor. Owens after being spotted at a PWG event by WWE Veteran William Regal was invited to the tryouts at the WWE Performance Centre, which he passed.
Owens made his WWE debut at NXT Takeover: R Evolution against CJ Perry. After just two months in the company, Owens won the NXT Championship, which he defended it against stars like Adrian Neville, Finn Balor, and Sami Zayn.
Owens on the May 18th edition of Monday Night RAW made his main roster debut by answering John Cena’s Open Challenge for the United States Championship. This led to them having a “Champion vs. Champion” match at WWE Elimination Chamber which resulted in Kevin Owens securing the victory.
After Elimination Chamber the two went on to have phenomenal matches at Money in the Bank and Battleground PPV’s.
Owens later went on to become a two-time Intercontinental Champion feuding with Ryback and Dean Ambrose. After that, he had two really great matches against Sami Zayn at WWE Payback and Battleground PPV’s.
Owens participated in the Money in the Bank match but lost by inches to Dean Ambrose. After that, he went on to team up with Chris Jericho to feud against Enzo and Big Cass. And after that finally won the WWE Universal Championship after defeating Seth Rollins, Big Cass, Roman Reigns in Fatal Four Way Elimination Match cementing himself as a main event player.
Owens is now currently feuding with Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship.
Kevin Owens’ Wife:-
Kevin Owens is married to Karina Leilas with whom he has two kids namely Owen and Elodie Leila. Owen is named after the late Owen Hart of whom Kevin Owens is a big fan of.
In May 2008, at the DDT4 Night One event, Excaliber called a six-month-old Owen ugly, which prompted Kevin Owens to attack him and hit him with three consecutive Package Piledrivers and placing the six-month-old toddler on top off Excaliber for the pin.
Karina Leilas frequently posts pictures and videos of her kids and her hubby, Kevin Owens on her Instagram account.
Kevin Owens Theme:-
Kevin Owens entrance theme is known as “Fight” which has been composed by WWE’s in-house music producers, CFO$. CFO$ are responsible for creating themes belonging to superstars like Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Booby Roode and many more.
Kevin Owens initially didn’t like his theme, but after hearing it for several times over and over he started to like it.
Kevin Owens Tattoos:-
Kevin Owens sports a bunch of tattoos on his hands, knuckles, and legs. He sports a tattoo of the alphabet “K” on his right leg, which is his wife Karina’s initial. Owens also has a tattoo of his wife’s name on the wrist of his right hand. Similarly, Owens has the names of his son and daughter i.e. Owen and Elodie respectively tattooed on the wrist of his left hand.
Just above that tattoo, Owens has the word LIVE inked, which both he and former Ring of Honor colleague and former ECW Champion, Steve Corino sport on their hands. The “E” in the word LIVE has been designed in such a way that it looks like the word, EVIL.
Owens also has a tattoo of the zodiac sign, Taurus (A Bull) on his right shoulder because it is his zodiac sign. Some fans when they look at the tattoo of the Taurus immediately correlate it to the logo of The Rock which is a bull, making them think whether Owens got the inspiration of the tattoo from The Rock, but Owens says that that’s not the case.
On the knuckles of his left hand Owens sports initials of his grandfathers namely, Melvin Steen and Pierre Benoit.
Kevin Owens Net Worth:-
Kevin Owens current net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. As of now, there is no precise data available needed for the breakdown of his net worth.
Kevin Owens Twitter:-
Kevin Owens is infamous on Twitter for putting down fans and fellow wrestlers that make fun of him or try to antagonize him by writing witty replies. Owens doesn’t have any other social media accounts apart from Twitter. He once made an Instagram account but deleted it a day later after some hackers tried to break into his account.
Watch your language. And your punctuation...Why the period after the exclamation point? Get a grip, Roman. https://t.co/ZnqUDMROAM— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) September 7, 2016
It's wrestling, idiot. https://t.co/DlOt4NoRQ7— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) September 7, 2016
See yourself out. https://t.co/g8N1FRKNML— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) September 26, 2016
Kevin Owens Action Figure:-
Kevin Owens made his debut into the world of pro-wrestling action figures after he got his own action figure as a part of the Mattel WWE Series 65.
Owens later got another action figure as a part of the WWE Elite 43 line. Both these figures turned out to be huge sellers amongst children and toy collectors alike.
Kevin Owens vs. John Cena:-
Kevin Owens made his main roster debut on the May 18th edition of Monday Night RAW by answering John Cena’s Open Challenge for Cena’s United States Championship. However, instead of competing Owens attacked Cena and said that the fight will happen on his terms and not Cena’s. Owens who was then the NXT Champion got the opportunity to face John Cena at WWE’s Elimination Chamber PPV by WWE COO, Triple H’s influence.
At Elimination Chamber, Owens won the match clean, and a rematch was set for next month’s Money in the Bank PPV, which Cena won, but later in a post-match assault was powerbombed by Owens on the ring-apron.
By this point Owens had lost his NXT Championship to Finn Balor and thus, challenged John Cena for his United States Championship at WWE Battleground. Owens unfortunately lost that match, thus bringing an end to the trilogy of matches he and Cena put on.
Owens’ rivalry with Cena was given the best storyline award by Rolling Stone.
Titles and Accomplishments:-
1.) Combat Zone Wrestling:-
CZW Iron Man Championship (2005)
2.) Pro Wrestling Guerrilla:-
PWG World Tag Team Championship (2007)
PWG World Championship (2012)
3.) Ring of Honor:-
ROH World Tag Team Championship (2008)
ROH World Championship (2012)
4.) World Wrestling Entertainment:-
NXT Championship (2015)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (2015/16)
WWE Universal Championship (2016)
5.) All American Wrestling:-
AAW Heavyweight Championship (2013)
6.) Capital City Championship Combat:-
C*4 Tag Team Championship
C*4 Championship Tournament
C*4 Championship (2009)
7.) Combat Revolution Wrestling:-
CRW Tag Team Championship
8.) Elite Wrestling Revolution:-
EWR Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Elite 8 Tournament
EWR Heavyweight Championship
9.) International Wrestling Syndicate:-
IWS Canadian Championship
IWS World Heavyweight Championship
10.) North Shore Pro Wrestling:-
11.) Squared Circle Wrestling:-
2CW Heavyweight Championship Tournament (2012)
2CW Tag Team Championship
2CW Heavyweight Championship
1.) Rolling Stone:-
Best Heel (2015)
Best Promo (2015)
Best Storyline (2015)
Rookie of the Year (2015)
WWE Match of the Year (2015)
WWE Wrestler of the Year (2015)
2.) Wrestling Observer Newsletter:-
Feud of the Year (2010)
Best Brawler (2010-2012)
3.) SoCal Uncensored:-
Wrestler of the Year (2005, 2011, 2012)
Match of the Year (2011)