Kevin Owens Emotionally Bids Farewell to His Tag Team Companion, Sami Zayn
“After his surprising return to the Blue Brand as part of the Jey Uso trade from SmackDown to RAW at Payback, Kevin Owens had the opportunity to address the WWE Universe in a special Digital Exclusive segment with Cathy Kelley.
When asked about his plans to celebrate his return to the SmackDown roster, Owens shared that it was his mother’s birthday the next day, and he intended to fly back to Canada to spend the day with her. He expressed his gratitude for his mother’s support throughout his career and emphasized the significance of her role in his life. Owens also humorously mentioned his mom’s opinions about certain WWE Superstars, particularly Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley, which influenced his decision to make the trip home.
Reflecting on the trade, Owens acknowledged that he was excited to be on SmackDown but admitted it was bittersweet as it marked the end of his tag team partnership with Sami Zayn. He mentioned their previous tag team success, winning the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 39, and expressed his disappointment in their separation. Despite the parting, Owens remained optimistic and determined to make the best of his new journey on SmackDown.
While it’s unfortunate to see Owens and Zayn split after their championship success, history has shown that they have been separated before in their careers. This separation may not be a permanent farewell, as the wrestling world is full of opportunities and possibilities.”