“It’s Like My Arm Was on a Grill” – Kevin Owens Reveals Scary Aftermath of the Grueling Battle With Roman Reigns

Published 02/14/2021, 8:19 AM EST


Kevin Owens fought WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a ‘last man standing’ match at the Royal Rumble. As the ‘Tribal Chief’ promised, the match came with some visible consequences.

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While speaking to analyst Ryan Satin of Fox Sports, the former Universal Champion revealed that he was burnt after being tossed and thrown around in the match. However, as he is wrestling for more than a decade now, he is used to the “branding.”
I don’t know. This stuff, I feel it for a few days and then guess my body–obviously, my body recovers,” Owens said. “But, I think my body’s just so used to that kind of punishment throughout the years that, honestly, the worst thing from all of it was people noticed that I got burned.”

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The burn is the result of when Reigns threw him onto the display/lighting near the ramp. Owens crashed straight into the board and took down two light boards with him. The burn is in the form of a grill and even after two weeks, Owens is feeling its effects.
You can see it’s like my arm was on a grill. So, yeah, that sucked. That really sucked a lot. So, that wasn’t great. None of it was great. But, that’s the one thing I’m still feeling.” See Owens’ mark below –

Kevin Owens shows off the burn marks left on his arm after #RoyalRumble in my 1-on-1 with him this week for @WWEonFOX. pic.twitter.com/mj3ltdfdju

— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) February 13, 2021

Kevin Owens will have the burn from the Royal Rumble match forever

As we have mentioned earlier, thanks to his long career, marks and bruises are not new for KO. But the mark from the match is going to be permanent.
“I wonder if it’s just gonna stay there forever, like a slight – cause I got a burn from when I was fourteen and it’s still kind of there on my leg,” Owens revealed. “So, I wonder if this grill pattern is just going to stay there as a reminder of the Royal Rumble match for the rest of my life.” 
Although the mark could be a ‘souvenir’ from the memorable match, it is not vicious enough to tell stories about.

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“It’s just so slight that it’s not really bada**. You know what I mean? It’s just there, It’s not like, “Oh, man, what happened?” “Dude, I had this match, and I got burned.” “Whoa!” That’s not enough,” Owens joked.
Owens is taking the scar and pain sportingly. Even during the match, no one would notice how Owens was burned. Needless to say, KO’s professionalism is truly commendable.
Owens will be a part of the Elimination Chamber match at the upcoming PPV, and the winner of the match will face Reigns on the same night.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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