WWE Superstar Kevin Owens has one very peculiar record in the WWE that nobody quite expect – he has had the same entrance music for his entire run in the company.
Even though, in the last few years, the WWE have seemed hesitant to change most wrestler’s entrance music unless they really have to, which has led to some wrestlers characters becoming stale over the years.
However, Kevin Owens is coming up on a decade of having the same entrance music in the WWE, and it has not stalled his character progression at all. He has kept his entrance music CFO$ tune titled “Fight” ever since his debut in NXT in 2014.
Debuting at NXT Takeover R:Evolution, Kevin Owens faced off against a young CJ Parker – better known today as AEW’s Juice Robinson. Robinson is now the wildcard of Bullet Club Gold, but back then he was just the hippie eco-zealot heel of NXT.
Owens won the match comfortably with a pop-up powerbomb, although he had his nose broken by a palm strike early on in the match. Bloody-faced, he picked up the win as a beloved face in the opener of the show, after weeks of vignette’s hyping up his debut.
He entered into that fight with his “Fight” song blaring through the speakers. The heavy-squealing guitar sounds rang through the arena, bringing an almost uncomfortable and dangerous atmosphere to the bout.
While this entrance music did not fit his babyface persona at the time, Kevin Owens turned heel later that night when he attacked the new NXT Champion Sami Zayn, setting up a “prizefighter” character that would do him well for a number of years.
Kevin Owens went through many different incarnations in his WWE career, although there was always a clear progression from one to the other (ignoring his “Face of America”) gimmick that lasted just weeks.
Through his fights with John Cena, his Universal Championship reign alongside Chris Jericho, his face and heel tag team runs with Sami Zayn and many more moments, Kevin Owens was introduced to the ring by his entrance music that has endured his entire WWE run.
In December 2014, it will be a decade since Kevin Owens had his new entrance music given to him in the WWE. This will be one of the longest-continuous use of one entrance theme in the WWE of all the current WWE Superstars, although the likes of John Cena and Randy Orton have him beaten by a number of years.
Even in his tag team runs with Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens has kept his entrance music and maintained his solo entrance throughout. He has solidified himself as one of the biggest stars in WWE today, which is one reason why he was chosen to wrestle “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38.
Kevin Owens NXT Debut
Kevin Owens made his NXT debut in the opening match of NXT Takeover: R Evolution. The Canadian had been hyped up for weeks in video packages and vignettes heralding his entry in NXT. The news of his signing had been reported weeks prior, so it was not a shock to see him debut in NXT.
At this time, WWE had just started the process of signing some of the biggest indepedent talent in the world. Previously, they had worked to train their own stars in their own image, but after the success of the likes of CM Punk, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Triple H was given carte blance to sign whichever indie wrestlers he wanted.
While the likes of Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville had already made a splash in NXT, it was Kevin Steen’s signing that made headlines. He was a top star in ROH and PWG and was considered the premier unsigned wrestler in North America. Getting him into the promotion was a huge get, and he was soon christened as Kevin Owens – the name taken from his idol Owen Hart (who he also named his son Owen after).
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