Kevin Owens is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world as he made a name for himself in the independent circuit, including ROH, before making his way to WWE in 2014. Owens has had a solid career in the company so far. He is also very passionate about pro wrestling in general.

As many fans are aware, Kevin Owens made his debut on Monday Night RAW against John Cena in 2015. Owens was the NXT Champion at that time. He made his shocking debut on RAW by answering John Cena’s United States Championship open challenge.

Fans were certainly elated at his debut and gave a huge pop. Owens dropped John Cena during their confrontation and then stomped on the US title while holding up his NXT Championship.

While speaking to Rebellious Noise, Kevin Owens talked about his transition from NXT to the main roster. Owens then revealed how John Cena helped him make the transition.

“NXT was pretty instrumental in getting me ready to show up even if I was there for a short time. It made me feel ready to step up the way I did when I showed up on RAW under the biggest lens possible with Cena there, so I’m really glad I got the time I did in NXT to get ready for that mentally and feel confident in my abilities to do it. I got to spend some time over there with Dusty Rhodes, and Dusty was incredible at making people feel like they could really achieve anything. That was a great tool to have once I started here for sure.”


Kevin Owens is currently set to square off against Big E and Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship at WWE Day 1 on January 1st, 2022. It remains to be seen if Owens will win the match or not.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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