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Chase Owens

Chase Owens

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :March 7, 1990
Height :6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight :101 kg (223 lb)

Chase Owens: A Brief Biography

Steven Owens (Chzu Enzu, born March 7, 1990), also known by his stage name Chase Owens, American professional wrestler who is currently a member of the Bullet Club and is signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He and Bad Luck Fale were former IWGP Tag Team Champions and KOPW champions.

Titles

  • Battle on the Border Wrestling
    • BOTB Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Canadian Wrestling’s Elite
    • Elite 8 (2017)
  • Carolina Wrestling Showcase
    • CWS Legacy Championship (1 time)
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • MACW Junior Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling
    • IWGP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Bad Luck Fale
    • New Japan Ranbo (2021)
    • Provisional KOPW (1 time)
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • CWA Television Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Mountain State Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (2012)
  • NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling
    • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Mountain Empire Championship/Innovate Pro Wrestling
    • NWA Mountain Empire Championship (2 times)
    • Smoky Mountain Cup (2011)
    • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Richards
    • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Richards
  • Pro Wrestling Freedom
    • PWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked No. 222 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015
  • Southern States Wrestling
    • SSW Young Guns Television Championship (1 time)
  • Twin States Wrestling
    • TSW Twin States Championship (1 time, inaugural)
    • TSW Twin States Championship Tournament (2016)

Height of Chase Owens, Weight, and Body Stats

Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight101 kg (223 lb)

All-time Career of Chase Owens

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–present)

At King of Pro-Wrestling on October 13, 2014, Owens made his NJPW debut, successfully defending the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship against BUSHI. After the contest, Owens issued Jushin Thunder Liger a challenge. At Power Struggle on November 8, Liger defeated Owens to lose the championship. On February 11, 2015, at The New Beginning in Osaka, Owens made his NJPW comeback. He and Rob Conway won a tag team match against Liger and Hiroyoshi Tenzan. Owens unsuccessfully contested Liger for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship three days later at The New Beginning in Sendai. In May, Owens rejoined NJPW to compete in the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. He didn’t make it to the championship round after finishing the tournament with a record of four wins and three losses. On October 23, 2015, when he joined Bullet Club, Owens made his way back to NJPW. The day after, Owens and his new stablemate Kenny Omega competed in the 2015 Super Jr. Tag Tournament, but Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) eliminated them in the opening round. In May 2016, Owens made a surprise return to NJPW by filling in for an injured Nick Jackson during the Best of the Super Juniors competition. With a record of three wins and four losses, he placed second to last in his block.

With Bullet Club leader Kenny Omega by his side, Owens competed in the 2016 World Tag League at the year’s end. With a record of three wins and four losses, the two placed second-to-last in their block. Around this time, Owens received a covert promotion to the heavyweight division of the promotion.

In the 2017 World Tag League, Owens competed with Bad Luck Fale. The pair had a record of three wins and four losses, and they were unable to move past their block. Owens and Yujiro Takahashi took on The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) in an unsuccessful challenge on April 1 at Sakura Genesis.

The “Firing Squad” of Guerrillas of Destiny and Haku attacked Omega and The Young Bucks on July 7 at the G1 Special in San Francisco. Takahashi attempted to save the situation along with Page, Scurll, and Owens but was unsuccessful. Later, Tonga disclosed that internal strife in the group was the cause of the attack. Following that, the stable was split into two groups: the “Bullet Club Elite,” which was led by Omega, who started wrestling as the face, and the “Bullet Club OG.” Bullet Club would lose The Elite in October, then Yujiro and Owens, who formally disbanded in December. While Bullet Club OG was simply renamed to Bullet Club, ending the Civil War, members of The Elite were acknowledged as being a part of the Bullet Club and continued to be referred to as Bullet Club Elite until January 4, 2019. Ishimori and the Guerrillas of Destiny won the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship on January 5 at New Years Dash with the assistance of Yujiro and Owens, who had just rejoined the stable. They had previously defeated Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Toru Yano. He then declared that he had a contract with New Japan and was now working there full-time for the first time. He would have a strong start to the year, winning numerous pinfall matches, albeit against inferior competition. In the first round of the New Japan Cup in March 2019, Owens defeated IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson before falling to Yoshi-Hashi. On March 23, 2019, Owens unsuccessfully contested Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Championship at the New Japan Cup finals. On June 16, Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, and Toru Yano were defeated in an attempt by Owens and Bullet Club teammates Yujiro Takahashi and El Phantasmo to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. In the 2019 World Tag League, Owens once again teamed up with Bad Luck Fale; the pair finished with a record of six wins and nine losses, failing to make it past the semifinals.

The following year, Owens and Fale would team up once more, finishing the 2020 World Tag League with a record of three victories and six defeats, failing to make it to the championship match once more. To determine the contestants for the first KOPW 2021, Owens defeated Yuya Uemura to win the New Japan Rambo on January 4 at Wrestle Kingdom 15. On the second night of Wrestle Kingdom 15 the following day, Yano defeated BUSHI, Fale, and Owens to win the KOPW 2021 provisional championship.

On February 12, Owens challenged Yano to a Texas Strap match because he was envious of the way Yano had won the New Japan Rambo and the KOPW 2021 at Wrestle Kingdom 15. The title match was later announced by NJPW. After Owens attacked him with a strap during their match, Yano was intrigued by the idea and proposed a “YTR style Texas Strap match” at Castle Attack on February 15. After that, NJPW announced a fan vote to choose the match’s stipulation, which Yano won on February 22. As a result, the match was a Texas Strap match in the style of the YTR. The provisional KOPW 2021 Championship was first defended by Yano against Owens on February 27 at Castle Attack in a Texas-Strap match in the vein of the YTR.

It was revealed prior to Wrestle Grand Slam that the show would include a title match for the KOPW 2021 provisional trophy in a New Japan Rambo. The previous champion Yano proposed a rule that the match must take place with either blindfolds or handcuffs. Following the outcome of a fan vote, NJPW declared on July 20 that the New Japan Rambo would be held in handcuffs. Chase Owens last defeated Yano in the New Japan Rambo with handcuffs on July 25 at Wrestle Grand Slam in the Tokyo Dome, with assistance from his Bullet Club stablemates, to win the provisional KOPW 2021 trophy. Frustrated by his defeat, Yano challenged Owens to a rematch for the championship after his defeat. After each of their matches in the ensuing weeks, Owens would attempt to get Yano to yell “I quit,” which prompted Yano to challenge Owens to an I quit match while pledging to show off his serious side. In a repeat of his demand for a Castle Attack match on February 27, Owens attacked Yano with a strap after their six-man tag team match on August 10 and then announced the Texas Strap match as his condition for their match. Following a fan vote to choose the match’s rules, NJPW revealed on August 19 that Owens and Yano would square off in a No Disqualification I Quit match. Yano reclaimed the trophy by defeating Owens in a No Disqualification I Quit match on September 4 at Wrestle Grand Slam in the MetLife Dome. Owens and Bad Luck Fale competed in the 2021 World Tag League from November 14 through December 12 and finished the competition with a record of six wins and five losses, failing to advance to the tournament’s finals. Owens competed in the 2022 New Japan Cup in March of that year and was defeated by Shingo Takagi in the third round. After defeating United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb) and Bishamon (Hiroki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) in a three-way match on May 1 at Wrestling Dontaku, Owens and Fale won the IWGP Tag Team Championship. However, on June 12 at Dominion 6.12 in Osaka-jo Hall, they lost the titles back to Cobb and O-Khan. Owens competed in the 2022 G1 Climax from July 20 to August 16, finishing the competition with a record of two wins and four losses and failing to reach the semifinals. The 2022 World Tag League was played by Owens and Fale from November 22 through December 14. Following three matches in which Owens and Fale won two matches, they were forced to withdraw from the competition when it was revealed that Owens would miss the rest of the competition due to the death of a family member, forcing them to forfeit the remaining matches. Owens competed in the 2023 New Japan Cup in March of that year and was defeated by Tetsuya Naito in the second round.