The legendary duo of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have attained quite a dominating space in the current WWE bookings. The duo has compelled the audience to go through a deep sense of emotions and has brought back the essence of friendship in front of its viewers. Their recent hug has been embedded in the hearts of all wrestling enthusiasts and will continue to stay there forever.
Such a beautiful bond both on and off the screen doesn’t come on its own. It requires numerous years of support and understanding and both Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have passed the tests. Despite the WWE showcasing a beautiful bond between the two, there are some unknown facts about the iconic Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn friendship.
The duo has been together for over 15 long years
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have known each other much before making a great name for themselves. Being Quebecois, they are familiar with each other’s language as well as personalities. Even before making their official wrestling debut, the duo was well acquainted with each other.
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Kevin and Zayn started their professional wrestling training together under the guidance of former professional wrestler – Jacques Rougeau. Both of them started their career in the early 2000s but got recognition only after their tenure in Ring Of Honor (ROH). The duo performed in various singles and tag team matches and from here started their way to the top of the wrestling industry.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are not a part of WWE’s Saudi Arabia shows
WWE has a deal signed with Saudi Arabia that makes them obliged to host any of their Premium Live Events in the country. This has been continued for over a few years now but in none of them, Sami Zayn marked his presence. The reason for the same is his Syrian descent.
Saudi and Syria are not on good terms and this bans Sami Zayn from stepping inside the country. However, there is no such ban on Kevin Owens. His mere reason for not going to Saudi Arabia is his friendship with his friend and offering him support during the period.
They have a bittersweet WWE run
Despite having probably the strongest bond of friendship, the duo has met in various faceoffs. In fact, Kevin Owens’ first-ever match in WWE’s yellow brand was against his best friend – Sami Zayn. However, the rivalry is only restricted inside WWE’s boundaries and the two are on very great terms in real life.
Despite the fact that @SamiZayn saved @FightOwensFight against a Bloodline attack, KO still insists he is finished with his one-time friend. #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/skmAZ6TxSs— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2023
The iconic duo of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn has been able to attach the fans to themselves. With winning multiple tag team championships and singles titles, the two stars wouldn’t budge to get an opportunity to pair up on WWE’s main roster as well.