For over eight years, Kevin Owens has been an integral part of WWE’s main roster. Within his first year with the company, he achieved remarkable feats, reigning as the NXT Champion, securing a clean victory over John Cena on pay-per-view, and claiming the Intercontinental Title. His journey only soared from there, culminating in the WWE Universal Championship victory in August 2016.
At WWE WrestleMania 38, he wrestled against the iconic “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and the following year, at WWE WrestleMania 39, he achieved victory alongside Sami Zayn, clinching the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships. These moments marked some of the highest points in KO’s career.
With around a year and a half remaining on his three-year WWE contract, which he inked in late 2021, Kevin Owens recently shared with the Toronto Sun that he’s unsure about what lies ahead once this current deal comes to an end.
“I look at things and I don’t know where I stand going beyond the next year and a half. I know I want to be involved in wrestling. I know I want to be involved in the WWE and I know I have a place here. I just don’t know where it is exactly. Maybe it’s still in the ring, maybe it’s not. I don’t know.”
Owens finds himself sidelined due to a fractured rib, marking his second significant injury during his tenure in WWE. At 39 years old, the superstar acknowledges that the physical toll of his wrestling career is starting to take its toll on him.
“I used to say I don’t see myself not being in the ring for another 5-10 years. And if I said it right now, I’d be lying because over the last few months, I have to admit, I don’t know if that’s true anymore,” Owens continued. “I look at things and I don’t know where I stand going beyond the next year-and-a-half.”