KEVIN OWENS FINISHING MOVE:
- Pop-up powerbomb
- Powerbomb onto the ring apron
KEVIN OWENS SIGNATURE MOVES:
- Argentine Neckbreaker- used as a finisher in mid-2016
- Bullfrog Splash (Frog splash) - occasionally used as a finisher
- Codebreaker (Double knee facebreaker)– adopted from Chris Jericho
- Go Home Driver (ROH/PWG)
- Scoop lift spun out into an over the shoulder back-to-belly piledriver)
- Moonsault, sometimes while performing a double jump
- Multiple senton variations
- High-angle bomb
- Suicide somersault
- Multiple suplex variations
- German, Sidewinder Suplex (Swinging leg hook belly-to-back)
- Sleeper, Swinging fisherman super– usually used as a superplex counter
- Package lift spun into a sidewalk slam
- Somersault leg drop, Pumphandle neckbreaker
KEVIN OWENS ENTRANCE THEMES:
- "Tear Away" by Drowning Pool (IWS/CZW/PWG/ROH)
- "Unsettling Differences" by Blue Smock Nancy (ROH/PWG)
- "Fight" by CFO$ (NXT/WWE) (2014–present)
KEVIN OWENS PROFILE
Kevin Owens is one of those who started very early in their career. He initially wrestler under his own name, Kevin Steen and performed on various independent circuits. His first stint was on Ring of Honor (ROH). He went on to pick two Championships in ROH which included ROH World Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship.
He also holds a record for winning the PWG World Championship during his association with the independent circuit. He had made quite a name for himself before he joined WWE’s development territory, NXT.
In 2014, Kevin Steen joined made his NXT debut as Kevin Owens and went on to become the NXT Champion after a memorable feud against Sami Zayn. The two shared exceptional chemistry both as friends and rivals. After Zayn, Owens was successful in executing a brilliant rivalry with inn Balor. Needless to say, Owens had already drawn enough attention from the WWE Universe to be called on the main roster.
Owens debuted on WWE’s main roster as the NXT Champion. After a few weeks, he challenged John Cena for the United States Championship and defeated him in the Elimination Chamber to win the title. Following that, he lost his title to Cena to mark the end of that rivalry.
In Sepetmber, 2015, Owens won the Intercontinental Championship after defeating Ryback at Night of Champions. Owens lost his title to Dean Ambrose at TLC. Later, he continued to pick rivalries with several WWE Superstars consecutively. He fought AJ Styles in an Iron Man match owing to their history at Royal Rumble. Owens had entered at number eighteen and he eliminated AJ Styles from the latter’s debut match. He also feuded with his old rival, Sam Zayn before entering the Universal Title picture.
Owens was drafted to RAW where he continued to fight against Sami Zayn. Post that, he went to qualify for the WWE Universal Championship four-way elimination match and was successful in defeating the likes of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Big Cass. However, it was the interference from Triple H that helped Owens pick up his title.
Owens went on to prove why he deserved that title when he was successful in defending his Championship twice against Seth Rollins. He had grown so impactful that he was named as the co-captain alongside Chris Jericho to lead the RAW team at Survivor Series. However, on the main day, Owens was visibly in tension with Jericho.
Meanwhile, Owens entered into a feud with Roman Reigns over the title. He was finally successful in retaining his title against Reigns, Jericho and Braun Strowman before losing it to Goldberg who had challenged Owens for a Championship match at Fastlane.
After the 2017, WWE Superstar Shakeup, Owens was brought to the SmackDown Live. He went on to feud against Chris Jericho for a while, He then defeated AJ Styles to win the US Championship but that didn’t last long for him. Following multiple challenges, Owens was desperate to get another shot at the title.
This led to one of the most memorable feud of Owens’ career, him against the Authority – Shane O’McMahon. After attacking Vince McMahon, Owens faced Shane O’Mac at Hell In A Cell where he was aided by his long term rival Sami Zayn.
Since then, Owens and Zayn have been involved in a feud angst the Authority and the two have been successful in winning favours from the SmackDown General Manager, Daniel Bryan (to tease a fight between the two Authority figures in the storyline).
Recently, both Owens and Zayn have been shown sharing a tense atmosphere despite maintaining that they are brothers. It is unclear as to where his story is headed but based on his brilliant in-ring skills and ability to carry his character wonderfully, Owens is on his way to make and break many more records.
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