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5 things we learned from Kevin Owens' 365

A year in the life of Kevin Owens
A year in the life of Kevin Owens
Akash Cillanki

The WWE has started a new series on the WWE Network called 365, detailing the lives of WWE Superstars for a period of 365 days. First up is Kevin Owens and his journey from WWE Summerslam 2016 to WWE Summerslam 2017 and it proved to be an insightful look into the career of The Prizefighter.

It was one hell of an eventful 365 days for Owens as he enjoyed the most fruitful run of his WWE career during the first half of things but found life difficult following WWE Wrestlemania 33. He was the WWE Universal Champion, the WWE United States Champion and found himself over like never before thanks to his on-screen friendship with Chris Jericho.

There were numerous tidbits of information that shed a lot of light on the life and times of KO. So, without any further ado, let's get into our list of 5 things we learned from Kevin Owens' 365:


#5 He hated Goldberg growing up

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This one must really sting considering how things played out. In the 365 special, Kevin Owens freely admits to his dislike of Goldberg - not just in the build-up to their match, but twenty years before that when the latter was a WCW wrestler.

Owens -- a self-professed WWE fan -- said it was his dislike of Vince's rival promotion that led to his like of Goldberg. How ironic then that he would go on to lose his WWE Universal Championship to that very same man in 2017?

#4 He is never happy with his career

A hard man to please
A hard man to please

One would imagine that with the career Kevin Owens has had, he would very very happy with it. After all, he was a sensation on the indie scene for years even before getting the chance to come to the WWE. And, when he did make it to the big leagues, he was told not to expect to get out of NXT.

He then proved everyone wrong by becoming a dominant force in WWE's developmental brand and then establishing himself on the main roster as WWE United States Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion and even WWE Universal Champion.

But, no matter how well he does, Owens just isn't satisfied with his work and always want to improve himself.

#3 Finn Balor is one of his closest friends

Friends for a long itme
Friends for a long time

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are best friends. Everyone knows that. Doesn't matter if they're playing bitter rivals or best friends on-screen, away from the ring, they are closer than brothers. But, did you know that another one of KO's really good friends is Finn Balor?

The pair developed a strong bond during their time together in NXT and The Prizefighter was one of the first men to congratulate Balor on his WWE Universal Title win. Even though it was The Demon's injury that opened that door for Owens to taste Universal gold, Finn was more than happy to return the congratulations when KO won the gold.

Owens considers it a shame that Balor was injured for most of the time the pair were on Monday Night Raw together.

#2 Vince McMahon was hated his Wrestlemania 33 match

Vince was not a happy man
Vince was not a happy man

For the better part of a year, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho tore the house down with their best friends gimmick. It was fresh and proved to be the most hilariously entertaining thing on WWE programming. But, all good things must come to an end, and the KO's violent betrayal of Y2J set up their Wrestlemania 33 match for the WWE United States Championship.

With the amount of build-up and hype surrounding their encounter, Owens was determined to make the most of his opportunity on the big stage. Unfortunately, things didn't quite go to plan.

The 365 special features a heartbreaking segment when The Prizefighter asks Vince McMahon if the Chairman was happy with the match and he gets just one single word in response: "No".

#1 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin congratulated him after WWE Summerslam 2017

The ultimate praise
The ultimate praise

Following his failure to impress the boss at WWE Wrestlemania 33, Kevin Owens found himself traded to Smackdown Live and faced the biggest challenge of his career.

Following a frustrating few months, though, he came into WWE Summerslam 2017 -- on the 365th day of the special -- to face off against AJ Styles for the WWE United States Championship with Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee.

The three men put on a great show and when KO went to the back, he found some real happiness. Not only did Vince McMahon himself like the match, but he also received a text from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin stating how much The Texas Rattlesnake enjoyed the match.


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