Kevin Owens Reflects On Winning The Universal Title Five Years Ago, Thanks Fans For Their Support

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Kevin Owens Reflects On Winning The Universal Title Five Years Ago, Thanks Fans For Their Support

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Kevin Owens is celebrating a special anniversary today.

Five years ago, on August 29, 2016, Owens won the WWE Universal Championship in a memorable match on WWE RAW when Triple H helped him pin Seth Rollins. This victory gave Owens his first world title with the company. In a post on his Twitter page, Owen looked back on the past five years and called the journey a “roller coaster.” He thanked his fans, his family and his friends for their constant support.

“My wife reminded me this morning that five years ago today, something pretty cool happened,” said Owens. “And man, the last five years have been a roller coaster. Lots of highs, lots of lows, lots of ups and downs. And the highs are great, but the lows, you know, are sometimes really hard to take for somebody who cares a lot and who’s very passionate about this, like I am.

“But I’ve been so lucky because I’ve really had a great career, and I’ve had my wife and my kids and my parents, who are all fantastic at helping me navigate through this. And it’s not just them, I have really great friends, really great colleagues to go on that ride with. And I have everybody watching this right now. I’ve been lucky to have a very loyal following along with me for that ride. And that’s you guys today, reminding me of what happened five years ago when I won the Universal Title. So I figured this was a good time to say thank you, to all of you, for being there for the highs, for being there for the lows, just for being there for the whole ride.”

5 years.

— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) August 29, 2021

WWE also shared a clip of Owens’ championship victory to recognize the anniversary.

.@FightOwensFight (and @TripleH 👀 ) pulled off a #UniversalTitle shocker on this day in 2016! 😱

— WWE (@WWE) August 29, 2021

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