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Chase Owens
Chase Owens 2016
Owens in September 2016
Born March 7 1990 (1990-03-07) (age 30)[1]
Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Chase Owens[2]
Kevin Bendl[2]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)[3]
Trained By Ricky Morton[4]
Debut 2007[1]

  Chase Owens (born March 7, 1990) is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a member of the Bullet Club. Owens is mainly an independent wrestler and has worked for promotions including National Wrestling Alliance Smoky Mountain (NWA Smoky Mountain), Pro-Wrestling Federation (PWF), and Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW).

Professional wrestling careerEdit

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–present)Edit

On October 13, 2014, Owens made his debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) at King of Pro-Wrestling, successfully defending the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship against BUSHI. After the match, Owens challenged Jushin Thunder Liger.[5] On November 8 at Power Struggle, Owens lost the title to Liger.[6] Owens returned to NJPW on February 11, 2015, at The New Beginning in Osaka, where he and Rob Conway defeated Liger and Hiroyoshi Tenzan in a tag team match.[7] Three days later at The New Beginning in Sendai, Owens unsuccessfully challenged Liger for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.[8] Owens returned to NJPW in May to take part in the 2015 Best of the Super Juniors tournament.[9] He finished the tournament with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to advance to the finals.[10] Owens returned to NJPW on October 23, 2015, when he joined Bullet Club.[11] The following day, Owens and new stablemate Kenny Omega entered the 2015 Super Jr. Tag Tournament, but were eliminated in their first round match by Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero).[12] Owens returned to NJPW in May 2016 as a late replacement for an injured Nick Jackson in the 2016 Best of the Super Juniors tournament.[13] He finished second to last in his block with a record of three wins and four losses.[14]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Package piledriver[7]
    • Rolling elbow[1]
  • Signature moves
    • Dropkick[1]
    • Flipping neckbreaker[1]
    • Jewel Heist (Side hammerlock transitioned into a short-range lariat)
    • Swinging slingshot backbreaker[1]
    • Superkick
  • Nicknames
    • "The Crown Jewel"[15]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Carolina Wrestling Showcase
    • CWS Legacy Championship (1 time)[16]
  • Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • MACW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[17]
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • CWA Television Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[18]
    • NWA Mountain State Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (2012)
  • NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling
    • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling
    • NWA Mountain Empire Championship (2 times)
    • NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Richards
    • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Richards[19]
    • Smoky Mountain Cup (2011)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him 222 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015[20]
  • Twin States Wrestling
    • TSW Championship (1 time)[21]

Lucha de Apuesta record Edit

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Chase Owens (Morton's career) Kid Kash (career) Kingsport, Tennessee The Finale (2015) December 19, 2015 Owens competed for Ricky Morton's career

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 【10.13両国全カード決定!】年内最後の"IWGPヘビー選手権"AJvs棚橋!"権利証戦"オカダvs内藤!勝者同士が1.4東京ドームで激突!! (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014-09-24). Retrieved on 2014-09-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chase Owens Cagematch profile . Cagematch. Retrieved on 2014-09-23.
  3. NWA Smoky Mountain TV - 1/14/17 (Chase Owens vs. Jordan Kage) . NWA Smoky Mountain. Retrieved on 2017-01-13.
  4. Axel Saalbach. Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database . wrestlingdata.com.
  5. King of Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2014-10-13.
  6. Power Struggle (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2014-11-08.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The New Beginning in Osaka (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2015-02-11.
  8. The New Beginning in Sendai (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2015-02-14.
  9. Caldwell, James 2015-05-07. NJPW news: "Best of Super Jrs." tournament details announced . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2015-05-31.
  10. Best of the Super Jr.XXII (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2015-06-05.
  11. Macklin, Matthew 2015-10-23. 10/23 New Japan Road to Power Struggle report . Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved on 2015-10-23.
  12. Road to Power Struggle (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2015-10-24.
  13. Caldwell, James 2016-05-19. New Japan announces replacements for Young Bucks in BOSJ tournament; updated A & B Blocks . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2016-06-01.
  14. Best of the Super Jr.XXIII (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-06-06.
  15. NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Crown Jewel” Chase Owens . Canadian Wrestling Elite. Retrieved on 2016-06-05.
  16. https://www.facebook.com/205336072868587/photos/a.205956709473190.45794.205336072868587/765961293472726/?type=1&permPage=1
  17. http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=150499
  18. http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1313
  19. http://nwaringside.com/nwa-smoky-mountain-newswire-new-u-s-champs/
  20. Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015 . The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved on 2015-10-07.
  21. https://www.facebook.com/TwinStatesWrestling/posts/746504762150423
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