Kevin Owens Taking Hiatus from WWE Following Loss to Sami Zayn at Hell in a Cell 2021

Published 06/21/2021, 12:03 PM EDT


Kevin Owens is often called as the ‘Prizefighter’ as he never backs down from a fight. Despite not being a 100%, Owens set out to teach his former best friend Sami Zayn a lesson. However, ‘The Great Liberator’ defied the odds and picked up a huge victory over Owens.

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No one really saw Sami Zayn’s victory coming, so it was a nice surprise for everyone. Many believed the Owens-Zayn saga would continue for another PPV, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Kevin Owens celebrates his victory over Cesaro at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Kevin Owens taking a little break from WWE following Hell in a Cell 2021

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Kevin Owens took to Twitter sometime ago to finally break silence following his loss to Sami Zayn at Hell in a Cell. He wrote that he fought like hell and gave it his all. He added that he needs a break and assured the WWE universe he will be back soon. Owens concluded the tweet thanking fans for their support.

Watch this Story: Best Moments from WWE Hell in a Cell 2021.

The ‘Prizefighter‘ has taken no days off since his initial feud with Aleister Black on Raw and then after moving to SmackDown following the WWE Draft. He worked an extensive feud with Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship for almost three long months!

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Right before WrestleMania, Owens and Zayn reignited their rivalry after Owens rubbished Zayn’s conspiracy claims. The two put on an exciting match at WrestleMania (which is completely normal, given they deliver classics every time) which saw Owens walk out with the win.


It all seemed done and dusted as KO rerouted his focus on winning the Intercontinental Championship. It is during this championship pursuit that he rekindled his rivalry with Sami leading to the Hell in a Cell match, which as we know, Sami won.

All in all, Owens has taken no days off since over one and half year now. He is one of WWE’s top stars and can do absolutely anything he is pitched. So this little break is a well-deserved one. We hope he comes back more focused than ever in quest of championship gold!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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