Kevin Owens has had a successful WWE career since his NXT debut in 2014. Since then he has been NXT Champion, Universal Champion, United States Champion, Intercontinental Champion and even a WrestleMania main event opposite the star of Stone Cold Steve Austin. During a recent visit to the TWC Show (h/t Ring News), however, Owens drew attention to the fact that he never won WWE tag team gold.
Kevin Owens Names Sami Zayn as Potential Partner to Pursue Tag Team Championship
One of the reasons hardcore wrestling fans tend to like Kevin Owens is because he was a fan of his own and is a clear student of the game. When discussing tag team titles, Owens said: “I would like to be tag team champion with anyone. Well, maybe not just anyone. There are a few guys I could see me winning the tag team titles with obviously Sami [Zayn] is at the top of the list. This would be the ultimate good time for us to achieve this. Indeed, rumor has already begun to suggest that Zayn’s entertaining history with The Bloodline could culminate in him challenging himself for tag titles, and KO will never be a natural name to draft as a partner. or opponent of Zayn.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have a long history
Even fans who exclusively follow WWE are well aware of the long history between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Owens made his debut for the black and gold brand the same night Zayn won the NXT Championship and quickly turned it around to kick off a heated rivalry that spilled over to the main roster.
Additionally, the two teamed up to headline SmackDown in the fall of 2017, eventually securing their ticket to have a tag team match together at WrestleMania. In his interview with the TWC show, however, Owens explained that he and Zayn have “been tag team champions everywhere we’ve been except WWE. We definitely need to get that checked off pretty early on the list. He’s of course alluding to their collaboration in ROH, PWG, and a variety of smaller steps as they grew together in the company.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have seen their journeys through wrestling intertwined at every turn. They both seem like natural candidates to possibly have runs in the tag team division, and it makes especially sense for them to go for tag team gold as a pair.
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