Kevin Owens has built an exceptional in-ring career, despite not fitting the stature of a typical WWE superstar. The relentlessness of the Prize Fighter and his willingness to become a top star in the global juggernaut has made him a name among the top WWE superstars of this generation.
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KO’s credibility as a WWE attraction has been built off accomplishing some incredible accolades in Vince McMahon’s company. So which are those top 5 achievements that Owens could possibly put on the top of his list? We don’t know about that but surely could take a guess on our list of Top 5 Kevin Owens WWE accolades.
5. Kevin Owens Very First Championship On The Main Roster
Kevin Owens made a huge impact upon his arrival from NXT to the main roster in 2015. After a highly remarkable feud with the Franchise Player, John Cena, Owens sight his sights on capturing his first-ever championship in the big leagues. The Prize Fighter used some underhanded tactics in his match against Ryback at the Night of Champions the same year and defeated him to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
The Preacher of “Fight!Owens!Fight” went on to capture the workhorse title a total of two times, which seemingly pushed his career to the next level.
4. The United States Gold Slithered By KO
The coveted WWE United States title was the first championship that Kevin Owens originally went after when he arrived on the main roster. However, the more experienced veteran denied KO the opportunity at the star-spangled prize. However, his wait finally came to an end at the expense of his supposed “best friend” at the time, Chris Jericho.
The long and tight friendship between the two WWE superstars exploded a few weeks before WrestleMania 33. This led to a mega showdown at the Grandest Stage of them all, with Owens defeating The Ucho to win his first WWE United States Championship. The next outings saw Owens capture the US gold two more times, making him a 3-time champion.
3. Kevin Owens Did The Impossible By Becoming World Champion
Many fans would have doubted that Kevin Owens was ever destined to make it as an in-ring performer, let alone rise up to the top of the food chain. But in 2016, when Finn Balor relinquished the WWE Universal Championship due to injury, the time had indeed come for KO’s crowning moment.
With the top prize on RAW up for grabs, a fatal 4-way elimination match pitting Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Big Cass, and Seth Rollins was scheduled. The match came down to Rollins and Owens after Triple H intervened and helped take Reigns out of the equation. While it looked like he was going after Owens next, The Game turned his back on his long-time prodigy and nailed him with a Pedigree. This gave Kevin the opportunity to cover Rollins and win his first and only World championship in WWE.
2. Winning The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles With Sami Zayn
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have been the best of friends and bitter rivals throughout their life. They have fought together and even against each other on numerous occasions. Little did they know that after their highly intense showdown at WrestleMania 37, they would team up in the main event of the show two years later to battle The Usos for the Undisputed WWE tag team titles.
The heated feud between the duo and Bloodline saw the beginning of the end of Roman Reigns faction when Sami and KO went on to dethrone Jimmy and Jey Uso to win the tag team championships together for the first time in their career on a grand stage like WrestleMania.
1. The Canadian Fighter Is A Two-Time WrestleMania Main Eventer
Kevin Owens main-eventing WrestleMania? That was unreal. Kevin Owens main-eventing WrestleMania two years in a row? Nobody in their wildest dreams would have ever thought of that. The former WWE Universal Champion got the first taste of the main event against someone he looked up to his entire life, Stone Cold Steve Austin in the latter’s first match after 19 years.
After coming short in his first WrestleMania main event, Owens bounced back with a huge victory the following year. KO and his best friend, Sami Zayn outlasted The Usos to win the Undisputed WWE tag team titles. Moreover, Kevin became a part of history by being involved in the first tag team match after WrestleMania 1 to headline the Show of Shows.
Which accolade is your favorite about Kevin Owens? Do you differ from our list? Sound off in the comments!