“The Most Emotional Thing of the Decade”: Fans Left Gazing as Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens’ Relationship Takes a New Turn

Published 03/18/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have known each other for a long time. In their time in WWE, the two have been best friends as well as bitter enemies. Ever since Zayn betrayed Owens at Survivor Series WarGames last year to gain favor with Roman Reigns, the two have not been getting along.

However, this changed yesterday. On this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, the WWE Universe saw the epic reunion of The Prizefighter and The Underdog from the Underground. And this beautiful moment left the fans emotional.

Kevin Owens hugs Sami Zayn


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The former Honorary Uce has been wanting KO’s support to destroy The Bloodline ever since he turned his back on Roman Reigns at The Royal Rumble 2023. But the latter was hell-bent on putting an end to the villainous faction on his own. However, this changed last night.

The main event of the March 17 edition of the blue brand brought tears to the whole WWE Universe’s eye. The audience saw The Prizefighter finally put his past grievances aside to join forces with his frenemy, Zayn. After months of anticipation and hope, the fans, at last, got to see the two stars on the same page.

In the opening moments of yesterday’s show, fans saw Cody Rhodes‘ failed attempt to reunite the former friends, the Champion of the People and KO. After a while, a segment showcased Zayn calling Owens his brother. Later that night, as the show approached its end, The Usos ganged up on the red-bearded superstar.


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Luckily, Owens came to rescue The Underdog from the Underground from The Usos. After neutralizing The Bloodline threat, KO hugged Zayn, showing that he accepts his friendship and support. This moment received the loudest pop from the crowd. And the fans haven’t been able to stop talking about it ever since.

Zayn and Owens hugging creates a surge of emotions among the fans

The tear-jerking reunion of the former friends started an avalanche of emotional reactions from the fans. The WWE Universe filled Instagram and Twitter with their reactions to the beautiful moment shared by the two WWE stars.

Here are the top comments from the fans:

“If you’re a true fan this hug may be the best and most emotional thing of the decade.”

“This story line is just getting better and better. Real friendships always wins in the end. What a beautiful moment for Sami and Kevin to come together.”

“Haven’t popped this hard for a Hug like that Ever man absolutely beautiful”

“not going to lie yes I didn’t how much I was into this storyline til that hug 😢”

Emotional moment indeed.

“😭 beautiful reunion. These two are amazing man, there’s no better way to say it. 15+ years of phenomenal work together

“i cant lie… the hug did make me squeal like a pig…”


“legit cried when he hugged him”

Twitter fans also had similar reactions.


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Finally, the fans got what they wanted.


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Tell us what was your reaction when you saw Zayn and Owens hug.



Monika Thapa

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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English. An avid fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika admires the dedication and determination of WWE fighters.

Edited By: Amal Joyce