Kevin Owens, born as Kevin Yanick Steen, is a professional wrestler of Canadian origin who is under contract with the WWE. He performs under the ring name Kevin Owens.
Born on May 7, 1984, he first developed a passion for wrestling at the age of 11 after seeing a video game between Shawn Michaels and Diesel on WrestleMania XI. Three years later, his parents reluctantly allowed him to train with Quebec-based wrestler Serge Jodoin, after which he continued training with Jacques Rougeau.
On 7 May 2000, his 16th birthday, he had his first professional match in L’Assomption, Quebec. He competed for the Ring of Honor (ROH) and won the ROH World Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship. His professional teeth were beaten in the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he won the PWG World Championship three times and the PWG World Tag Team Championship three times.
Kevin Owens joined the WWE on 12 August 2014. In December of the same year at the – NXT TakeOver REvolution: Kevin Owens beat CJ Parker on his debut, and at the end of the show Kevin Owens attacked new NXT champion Sami Zayn.
Before joining the big league at the WWE, Kevin had fought independently in Europe and America for 14 years. During this time, Owens built impressive friendships and partnerships with most of the men with whom he would share the WWE superstar, 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 that dates back to their time on the ring of honor. Even after their reunion at the WWE, they were successful. One of them was in an episode of SmackDown when Owens and Zayn defeated Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura in a tag-team match.
Some of his favorite moves in the ring include the Enzuigiri, the Argentinean Neckbreaker, the Cannonball, the High Angle Bomb, the Suicide somersault, several Suplex variations, the Bullfrog Splash the Codebreaker (Double knee face breaker), 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 in love with his wife and does not hesitate to confess his love to her at every available opportunity.
Their relationship began many years ago when they were still in their teens before Kevin came into the limelight. Karina Steen was born on 31 May 1989. For someone who seems tough and macho on the outside, Kevin seems like a dove in the company of his wife. His Twitter biography clearly reflects his priorities; it reads: “Guy with a beautiful wife and great kids”.
The couple even has matching tattoos on their bodies. On her arm, she carries the inscription “The Beauty”, while Kevin carries “Beast” on the same spot of his arm. The couple also has the letter K tattooed on their legs.
Their son Owen, who was allegedly named after Owen Hart, is a big fan of professional wrestling. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering that his father is also a wrestler, but even more surprising is that his wrestling favorite is John Cena.
Kevin Owens told how his son always asked him when he would fight John Cena. On one occasion Kevin Owens took him to a live WWE match and after the show, he was excited to meet his idol. Unfortunately, John Cena couldn’t come by to say hello. To appease the young Owens, Cena had to write a long handwritten letter in which she apologized to Owens, a gesture the boy will never forget.
Kevin Owens also has a daughter, Elodie. Owens once posted a video on Twitter showing her repertoire of WWE toys. He said his daughter had already mastered the WrestleMania entrance. In addition to his sons, he also has a tattoo of her name on his wrist.
The average annual income of a professional wrestler fluctuates around $500,000, but Kevin Owens is not your usual wrestler. Kevin is a former WWE Universal Champion, three times WWE the United States Champion and two times WWE Intercontinental Champion. He has performed for various promotions including Pro Wrestling Guerilla and Ring of Honor where he was the ROH World Champion.
Kevin Owens is the physical specimen par excellence. He stands at a height of 1.83 m (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 his tinted biceps are 17.5 inches.