Born Kevin Yanick Steen, Kevin Owens is a professional wrestler of Canadian origin signed to WWE. He performs with the ring name Kevin Owens.
Born on the 7th of May, 1984, he first developed a passion for wrestling at the age of 11 after watching a videotaped match between Shawn Michaels and Diesel at WrestleMania XI. His parents reluctantly allowed him three years later to train with a Quebec based wrestler Serge Jodoin after which he went on to train with Jacques Rougeau.
On the 7th of May, 2000, his 16th birthday, he had his first professional match in L’Assomption, Quebec. He wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH), winning the ROH World Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship. He cut his professional teeth in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), winning the PWG World Championship three times, as well as the PWG World Tag Team Championship on three occasions.
Kevin Owens joined WWE on August 12, 2014. In December of the same year at the – NXT TakeOver REvolution: Kevin Owens on his debut beat CJ Parker and at the end of the show Kevin Owens attacked the new NXT champion Sami Zayn.
Prior to his joining the big league at WWE, Kevin had spent 14 years fighting independently across Europe and America. During this time, Owens built formidable friendships and partnerships with most of the men with whom he would share WWE Super-stardom including Adrian Neville, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins and his closest friend Sami Zayn.
Over the years, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have formed a formidable tag team dating back to their days at the Ring of Honour. They have also enjoyed success after reuniting at WWE. One of such was in an episode of SmackDown, when Owens and Zayn defeated Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura in a tag team match.
His favorite moves in the wrestling ring include; the Enzuigiri, the Argentine Neck breaker, the Cannonball, the High-angle bomb, The Suicide somersault, Multiple suplex variations, the Bullfrog Splash the Codebreaker (Double knee facebreaker), the Go Home Driver, the Moonsault and the Multiple senton variations.
Kevin Owens Family: Wife, Son,
Kevin married Karina Steen in 2007 and the couple has two children. He is totally smitten by his wife and does not hesitate to profess his love for her at any given opportunity.
Their relationship started many years ago while they were still in their teens before Kevin hit the limelight. Karina Steen was born on May 31, 1989. For someone who looks tough and macho on the outside, Kevin seems like a dove in his wife’s company. His Twitter bio clearly reflects his priorities, it reads; “Dude with a beautiful wife and awesome kids”
The couple even has matching tattoos on their bodies. On her arm, she has an inscription “Beauty” while Kevin has “Beast” on the same part of his arm. The couple also have the letter K tattooed on their legs.
Their son Owen, who was reportedly named after Owen Hart is a huge fan of professional wrestling. That shouldn’t come as a surprise given the fact that his Dad is a wrestler too, but what’s more surprising is that his wrestling favorite is John Cena.
Kevin Owens narrated how his son would always ask him when he was going to fight John Cena. On one occasion Kevin Owens brought him to watch a live WWE match and after the show, he was excited about meeting his idol. Unfortunately, John Cena couldn’t come around to say hi. To appease young Owens, Cena had to pen a long hand written letter apologizing to Owens, a gesture the young boy never forgets.
Kevin Owens also has a daughter Elodie. Owens once posted a video on Twitter showing her repertoire of WWE toys. He said his daughter has already mastered the WrestleMania entrance. He also has a tattoo of her name on his wrist alongside his sons.
The average annual earnings of a professional wrestler hover around $500,000, but Kevin Owens isn’t your regular wrestler. He commands an annual salary of about $950,000. Kevin is a former WWE Universal Champion, three-time WWE United States Champion and two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion. He has performed for several promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Ring of Honor, where he was the ROH World Champion.
Kevin Owens is quite the physical specimen. He stands at 6 ft 0 in /1.83 m. He weighs 266 lb / 121 kg. His chest measurement is 48.5 Inches. His waist is 38 Inches and those toned Biceps of his are 17.5 Inches.