WWE’s Northern Stars: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Set for Survivor Series
Wrestling fans globally have always been fascinated by the tales of grit, determination, and sheer talent that have given rise to legends in the WWE. Among the constellation of these stars, two names shine brightly—Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Both originating from the cold North of Canada, these two wrestlers have carved a niche for themselves in the WWE arena. In this article, we will dive deep into the legendary statuses they’ve achieved in the wrestling world, and their potential involvement in a WarGames match at the upcoming WWE Survivor Series event on November 25.
From Canada to WWE Stardom
Every legend has an origin. For Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, their rise to the pinnacle of WWE started in the icy terrains of Canada. This section explores the journey of these two wrestling giants from their humble Canadian beginnings to their eventual domination in the WWE.
Kevin Owens: The Prizefighter’s Beginnings
Kevin Owens, initially known as Kevin Steen in his indie wrestling days, began his journey in Quebec. Passionate from a young age, he trained arduously, quickly making a name for himself
in the local wrestling circuits. His ruthless and aggressive style in the ring eventually caught the eyes of the WWE scouts.
Sami Zayn: El Generico’s Evolution
Sami Zayn, formerly known as El Generico in his early career, hailed from Montreal. His high-flying moves and charismatic persona made him a fan favorite. Wrestling on the indie scene, Zayn’s incredible athleticism and raw talent were undeniable, leading to his eventual entry into WWE.
The Legendary Feuds and Tag Team Gold
Wrestling thrives on rivalries, and no rivalry has captured the audience’s imagination in recent times like the one between Owens and Zayn. Their on-screen and off-screen dynamics have given the WWE Universe some unforgettable moments.
Battles for Supremacy and Quest for Gold
From their early days in NXT to their explosive confrontations in WWE’s main roster and recent run as Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, Owens and Zayn have always been fierce competitors and close friends. Their clashes and tag team matches are marked by intense physicality, innovative maneuvers, and raw emotions, captivating fans worldwide.
Personal Dynamics and Storytelling
Beyond the physical confrontations, the personal storyline between these two has been intricately woven. From friends to bitter rivals, and sometimes allies, their relationship dynamics have added layers to their feuds, making every encounter unpredictable.
Impact on the WWE Universe
The real measure of a wrestler’s success isn’t just titles but the impact they leave on the fans. Owens and Zayn, with their unique styles and personas, have left an indelible mark on the WWE Universe.
Owens: The Antagonist Fans Love
Kevin Owens’ heel persona has been both reviled and revered. His ability to draw reactions, whether it’s boos or cheers, speaks volumes about his connection with the audience. Owens is just as incredible as a face, which makes him one of the most versatile superstars in WWE.
Zayn’s Relatable Struggles
Sami Zayn, with his everyman persona, has resonated deeply with fans. His struggles, victories, and defeats feel relatable, making him one of the most beloved figures in WWE. Like Owens, Zayn is extremely talented inside the ring and his characters as a face or as a heel and his mic work and personality appeal to fans of all ages.
What’s a WarGames Match?
A WarGames match is a specialized steel cage match in professional wrestling. It was created by Dusty Rhodes in the 1980s and was originally used by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In 2017, WWE began using the match at its NXT TakeOver events, and in 2022, it expanded to the main roster with the Survivor Series: WarGames pay-per-view event.
A WarGames match involves two teams of four, five, or more wrestlers locked inside a steel cage that encompasses two rings placed side by side.
The match begins with one member of each team entering the cage. After five minutes, a member from an opposing team enters the cage, giving their team the temporary 2-on-1 handicap advantage. This process continues until all members of both teams have entered the cage.
WarGames matches are known for their chaotic and brutal nature. The two rings allow for more wrestlers to be involved in the action at once, and the steel cage prevents anyone from escaping. This makes for some of the most exciting and unpredictable matches in professional wrestling.
Here are some of the key rules of a WarGames match:
· The match begins with one member of each team entering the cage.
· After five minutes, a member from an opposing team enters the cage.
· This process continues until all members of both teams have entered the cage.
· Both teams wrestle each other in the cage until any participant either is pinned, submits, surrenders, or is knocked unconscious.
Why it Makes Sense for Owens and Zayn to Have a WarGames Match Against The Judgment Day?
WarGames matches are typically used to settle feuds between two teams. Owens and Zayn are now on separate brands, but they still have common enemies.
The excitement of a WarGames match can shape careers and create everlasting memories in the WWE Universe. Many fans will want to wager on the match, but Ontario sportsbooks don’t take bets on wrestling.
Owens, Zayn, and Cody Rhodes have been at odds with The Judgment Day for months, and a WarGames match would be the perfect way to put an end to their rivalry once and for all.
Here are some specific reasons why a WarGames match would be the perfect way to end this feud:
· It would allow for a multi-person match involving all of the key players in this feud to be involved. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh are all important parts of this storyline, and a WarGames match would give them all a chance to shine.
· It would be a chaotic and brutal match, which would fit the tone of the feud. The Judgment Day is a violent and unpredictable group, and Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Cody Rhodes, and Jey Uso are all known for their aggressive wrestling styles. A WarGames match would allow these two teams to unleash their full fury on each other.
· It would be a high-stakes match as both teams would have a lot to prove, adding an extra layer of drama and intensity.
· It would be a fitting way to honor the legacy of Cody’s father Dusty Rhodes. Dusty was the creator of the WarGames match, and it would be a great way to pay tribute to his memory by ending this feud in a WarGames match.
Regardless of the outcomes at Survivor Series, the legacies of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are firmly cemented. Their contributions to WWE will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.
Seeing Owens and Zayn become WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions in the main event of WrestleMania 39 Night 1 is one of the most memorable moments in wrestling history and it was the culmination of a lifelong dream for them.
Owens and Zayn, WWE’s shining Northern Stars, have journeyed from the snow-clad regions of Canada to the main event of WrestleMania, leaving an everlasting legacy. Their story serves as an inspiration, not just for aspiring wrestlers but for anyone who dreams big.