Kevin Yanick Steen (born May 7, 1984) is a Canadian professional wrestler signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Kevin Owens and is the current WWE Universal Champion in his first reign. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Prior to debuting on WWE's main roster in May 2015, Owens wrestled in its developmental branch NXT, were he was a one-time NXT Champion. Steen began his career in 2000 at the age of 16. Prior to joining WWE in late 2014, from 2007 Steen wrestled under his birth name for Ring of Honor (ROH), where he held the ROH World Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship. Along with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Seth Rollins, he is one of four men to have held a world championship in both WWE and ROH. Steen also wrestled extensively on the independent circuit for 14 years, most notably in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he held the PWG World Championship a record three times, as well as the PWG World Tag Team Championship on three occasions. Steen also competed for All American Wrestling (AAW), where he held the AAW Heavyweight Championship, and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), where he held the CZW Iron Man Championship.