Sami Zayn’s emotional backstage reaction after Kevin Owens’ Universal title win

Sami Zayn’s reaction when Kevin Owens won the WWE Universal Championship in 2016 was seriously emotional.

Sami Zayn and Owens have been portrayed as best friends and bitter enemies on WWE TV since their debut in NXT in 2014.

That’s more than just a storyline, and Zayn’s reaction to KO’s Universal Title win for six years proves it.

How did Sami Zayn react to Kevin Owens winning the Universal Title?

Kevin won the Universal Championship in the summer of 2016, taking advantage of an unfortunate injury that caused Finn Balor to vacate the title the night after SummerSlam.

Thanks to some help from Triple H, KO won the title in a four-way match involving Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and ex-WWE Superstar Big Cass.

Fans have wanted to see Owens at the top of the card in WWE for a while now, but no one wanted it more than Sami Zayn.

As you can see from the embedded video below, Zayn was seriously emotional after seeing his friend win the top prize in WWE.

Video: Sami Zayn’s Emotional Reaction to Kevin Owens’ Universal Title Win

The genuine bond that KO and Sami clearly share is part of why fans are so invested in their story now that it’s clear they’re as much friends behind the scenes as they’re portrayed on TV.

Both Zayn and Owens were fighting back tears after winning the top prize in WWE and leading to KO’s back, a clear sign of how close their bond is.

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Latest news on WWE plans for Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

Exiting Survivor Series: Wargames, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will do so between now and WrestleMania 39 in April 2023, according to reports. Owens is reportedly set to challenge Roman Reigns for the controversial WWE Universal Title at the Royal Rumble on January 28 next year, which you can read more about by clicking here.

The report notes that next month at Elimination Chamber, Zayn will face Roman for his titles, with the show taking place in Sami’s hometown of Montreal.

According to reports, the storyline between KO, Sami and The Bloodline will culminate at WrestleMania, with Owens and Zayn challenging The Usos for their undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.

Read more: WWE: Triple H’s plans for Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 39 revealed

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