Kevin Owens Looks Back on the Fifth Anniversary of His Controversial WWE Universal Championship Win

Published 08/30/2021, 10:17 AM EDT


Kevin Owens has been an integral part of the WWE roster for years now. During his career, he’s had several legendary and memorable moments, but recently, he took to social media to talk about a particular moment that happened five years ago.

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He revealed it was actually his wife who reminded him of the incident. However, he thanked his entire family and fans for the support he has received throughout the years!

“The highs are great, but the lows, sometimes, are really hard to take for somebody who cares a lot, and who is very passionate about this, like I am. But I’ve been so lucky. I’ve had a really great career. I’ve had my wife, my kids, and my parents, who are all fantastic at helping me navigate through this.”

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“I’ve been lucky to have a loyal following along with me for that ride. And that’s you guys, today, reminding me of what happened five years ago when I won the Universal Title. I figured this was a good time to say thank you.”

Kevin Owens secured the title in a Fatal 4-Way match with Big Cass, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins after Triple H intervened and delivered a fatal pedigree to Seth Rollins, helping Owens become the Universal Champion. He held the title for 188 days before losing it to Goldberg at Fastlane 2016.

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Kevin Owens has been working in a dual role in WWE

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Prior to SummerSlam 2021, Kevin Owens was working briefly with Baron Corbin. This was before Corbin hit the jackpot in Las Vegas. At that point, Corbin was begging the WWE Universe to donate a thousand dollars each, and Owens came out to the arena to tell him to stop begging.

Finally, Owens convinced him to a match. If Corbin lost, he would stop begging. Well, that’s what happened. He lost the match and stopped begging, but stole the Money in the Bank contract from Big E instead!

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On the other hand, Kevin Owens was at the commentators’ table on SmackDown as well. This came after Pat McAfee had to quarantine following testing positive for COVID-19 and Corey Graves and Kevin Owens joined Michael Cole at the SmackDown commentators’ table.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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