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Watch: Kevin Owens Goes Off on Young WWE Fan, Mother Goes Nuts

The following video has surfaced online of WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens going off on a young WWE fan, prompting the boy’s mother to respond to Owens with a long letter. Check it out:

The boy’s mother wrote the following on social media:

“My heart is shattered. What started off as an amazingly awesome night ended in my 7 year old being completely heartbroken. My son is a huge WWE fan and a fan of just about every wrestler on the roster. He has a drawer full of everyone’s shirts but he chose to wear a Roman Reigns shirt since he has been a fan of his ever since he started watching.

All night he was getting high fives from other wrestlers and was all smiles but for some reason when Kevin Owens came out he singled out my son and commented on who’s shirt he was wearing then told him “you should get this shirt. Actually don’t get this shirt I don’t want you to ever wear my shirt. Don’t you ever try to touch me.” All because my 7 year old wanted a high five and wasn’t wearing his shirt. My heart sank. He became visibly upset, sat down and kept staring at the gate. I couldn’t help it I started crying.

He loves wrestling. He has a drawer full of just about everyone’s shirts, over 100 figures, so many accessories and just loves watching and going to events. The worst part is he was going to be getting a Kevin Owens shirt and hat for Christmas but now he doesn’t want anything to do with him. Kevin Owens was actually one of my sons favorites but now he says “he’s not even on the list of who I like.” This was finally an event that my whole family was able to attend: myself, my son, my mother who has been suffering from leukemia, and my father and we were all having a great time until that happened. For a show that is supposed to be family friendly Kevin Owens really crushed a huge fans spirits last night.

My son is 7 not 15 or 16 where they can take someone they idolize talking to them like that but 7. We have been to many events: TLC, Smackdown, Hell in a Cell, NXT, and the draft. He doesn’t want to go anymore. He had previously asked me if the wrestlers who appear mean would ever do or say something to a kid and I said absolutely not they know better. Kevin Owens made me a liar and just showed everyone last night how much of a jerk he really is.

To top all of this off after Kevin Owens lost to Roman Reigns and he was walking away from the ring my son was just standing there on his seat watching and Kevin Owens jumped towards him and yelled at him “I am your father” which made no sense but with the sudden movement and loudness made all of us jump and my son almost fell of his seat. My son is crushed and whenever he talks about it he tears up. I can’t believe a wrestler would actually treat a 7 year old fan this way. Shame on you Kevin Owens and WWE.”

Owens was quick to respond on Twitter:

  • Topcontenderpodcast

    I am on the mom’s side on this one. Look I love Kevin Owens but he should’ve been more careful on this one. See kids still think wrestling is real and it probably hurt his feelings getting scolded by one of the wrestlers. If this was a teenager or am adult I would’ve laughed it off, but this was a child. He was probably smiling trying to hold back his tears(kids do that when they are scared). Kevin Owens was a little mean here. Sometimes y’all forget that WWE is a public company who has tons of sponsors. Situations like these makes the company look bad especially since it was done by their main champion. Either way, I agree with KO, the kid should’ve not touched him, however he handled it very very wrong. Kids don’t know any better, they still think the wrestlers are real and are super excited. An parent in that situation would’ve acted the same way, nothing freaks out a parent more than someone yelling at their child.

  • MrDr3w

    I’m not saying Owens was right. In fact, he was very much in the wrong. I am, however, saying that writing a formal letter to the WWE is going a bit overboard. If you’re a parent who has seen the product, then you know what to expect. If you don’t watch the WWE, then stay out of it. Don’t go to the show if you’re going to criticize the performance of the actors. Or maybe seven years old is just too young to watch the show.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Maybe because he got a wrestler to acknowledge him. Of course we didn’t see the child sitting down after the video or the way he acted. Therefore, take the letter with a grain of salt, if you will.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    It’s called “Entertainment” to the children. They have every right to be in the front row. I can’t believe that people really take things this seriously. Owen’s was clearly in the wrong for harassing a child. Period. People should really learn to consider all sides of the angle instead of actively “siding” with who they think is in the “right”.

  • D2K

    I think you are looking as it from the wrong perspective though. He is saying that being as father himself and being in a situation where someone made dis-barraging comments about his son, it was a poor choice to single out a kid to dump a heel promo on. I’m sure that kid wasn’t the only person in the arena with a Roman Reigns shirt on.

    He should have used more tact BECAUSE a parent might do exactly what she did. You have to be smarter than that. You can’t just do what YOU want to do and expect reality to bend to your will because you don’t think it’s a big deal.

    Kevin Owens is an expendable employee of a publicly-traded company. WWE is going to protect THEIR interests above all. I personally don’t see this situation going anywhere, but the possibility exists nonetheless and if the mother can get enough goon support from leech-organizations that oppose WWE anyway it could make things uncomfortable for them to which Kevin Owens can be shown the door.

  • D2K

    Which is precisely what I said in the VERY FIRST POST OF THIS THREAD………………..

    ….so I why are you telling me this Sherlock?

  • MrDr3w

    If I had kids, they wouldn’t be in the front row in the first place, wearing a Roman Reigns shirt, making them fair game for the ENTERTAINERS to call them out. What I would expect from the full-grown mother is to either 1. Be aware of what she’s getting her seven-year old son into in the first place, or 2. To at least know that this is ENTERTAINMENT for the fans. Heels are heels.

  • jedi

    Stupid comparison, apples & oranges buddy!

  • jedi

    Boom! Winner!

  • jedi

    100000% plus the kid was loving it!

  • jedi

    Can you explain why the kid looked so happy at the end of the video if he was so upset?

  • jedi

    Kid turned around smiling like it was the best thing ever! Mom is the issue!

  • jedi

    That kids sat down smiling & laughing if anyone took offence it is the mom not the kid!

  • CC

    big difference between being at a wrestling event where he is playing a heel character and is expected to be nasty, and somebody on a so called factual show being watched by millions making a personal attack on his kid.
    its the fact that people cannot differentiate between real and heel character that leads to pathetic stories like this. god knows how these fans would have survived in the day when heels really lived their characters like Classy Freddy did

  • Troy Ashley Stahmann

    Hello the mom said the good guys was giving him contact all night high fives and such. You can not take the good and not the bad. It is a parents job to explain to their kid they are playing characters. People are acting like KO cussed or threatened to beat up the kid. None of that happend.

  • Troy Ashley Stahmann

    He didn’t say anything bad to the kid just don’t touch me and don’t wear my shirt. Any one who has an issue with this shouldn’t watch wrestling in the first place. In the good days Wrestlers would grab signs out of kids hands and rip them up.

  • M

    Exactly. His character is one of the main reason the fans love him so much. He’s one of the best legit no bs heels in quite a while.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Your statement has nothing to do with the mother being upset about her son being bullied and put down by Owens. Either way, what do you expect from a full-grown mother? You obviously have high standards or don’t have kids.

  • Ray Myer

    I completely believe in a heel playing a heel BUT that was a bit much. Kid was a kid, not a teenager or someone who will appreciate what he was doing sooner than later. That said? He ever did that to my kid he’d be eating a right hand to the jaw. And if you don’t have kids? Don’t even pretend you understand.

  • D2K

    They need the money from the sponsors too much to get out of PG. When the Attitude Era started the WWF was still a privately-owned company. Now that WWE is PG they have too much sponsorship tied into the product to go back to even the Ruthless Aggression era, much less that Attitude era. At best they could dial it up one notch or two to like is was during the Federation and New Generation eras. It wasn’t full PG, but they didn’t hold the hand of adult along with the kids either. You got to see blood sometimes, violent matches, very contemporary themes (most involving the Macho Man in some way,) and an occasional choice adjective.

  • Mister Who

    This is why i want PG out of WWE, i can see why the current crowd changed

  • Mister Who

    Me too, this is what heels are supposed to be, they have to learn, not everything is happy happy no hostility allowed

  • Mister Who

    I’m beginning to see why WWE is PG

  • D2K

    Good point. I forgot about that.

  • Guest

    Exactly. Maybe he should remember how upset he was after something was posted on Twitter showing how happy and emotional his son was after he won the belt only to be trolled by some guy at ESPN.

  • MrDr3w

    Little kids have died performing wrestling moves at home. Is that the fault of the performers, or the fans not being able to control themselves, and not being able to separate fantasy from reality? Yeah, it was a kid that got upset. But I would expect more from the full-grown mother.

  • CC

    Wow, a heel being rude to a member of the crowd, that’s never happened before.
    All part of the show. Since when do heels high five the crowd? Thin skinned people like this should not be at wrestling shows

  • M

    I’m on team Owens. Too bad he couldn’t say a few other things besides the ones he said. I highly doubt he would’ve gone through with playing his character had the Mother or son been clearly upset before him.

  • D2K

    Yeah. One kid that The Million Dollar Man had kiss his sweating, stinking feet grew up to be none other than…ROB……..VAAAAAAAN…….DAM!</b<

  • ryan

    Really!?!? Really!?! Fans have come down to this?? People are actually getting behind the parent?? For duck sake. Go back and watch the Million Dollar Man make a young kid lose his chance at winning money because he kicked the basketball away from the last dribble he needed to win.

    Get over yourselves entitled fan jackasses.

  • jgdjgdklj

    Kevin Owens is a heel. Heels aren’t suppose to give kids high fives and be nice. End of discussion.

  • Darryll Morris

    Classy, Kevin. Very classy. Kayfabe or not, you don’t single out a little kid to talk trash to.

  • wwemrpeeps85

    Kevin Owens has a son so I would think he would of known bettter.

  • D2K

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. On one hand it seemed like Owens went a little overboard with his heel actions. Kids don’t have the experience mentally to rationalize what kayfabe is and not take such verbiage to heart. Owens should be more mindful of that. Especially in the PG era and it will be interesting to see how WWE management handles this because this is something that could snowball out of control from a public relations standpoint if not nipped in the bud.

    On the other hand, as a parent it is YOUR responsibility to protect your children. Not WWE’s. Owens didn’t cuss the kid, touch him, or make any disbarring remarks toward him. He just advised him not to buy his shirt and he didn’t want him buying his shirt. It’s kind of hard to pull anything out of that. I understand that the kids feelings were hurt and I feel bad for him, but as a parent you have to understand that when you bring children to a public arena (especially where alcohol is being served) that they are in danger from many different factors. You have to learn to take the good with the bad, or watch it on TV at home. They aren’t under any obligation to make things comfortable JUST FOR YOU. I’m pretty sure that kids see and hear during any WWE show from people in the crowd things 100x worse than what Owens did, yet the parents bring their children to the shows anyway.

    I don’t think she has much of a point of contention on this. Stop letting your children idolize wrestlers to being with. They are human just like you are. When you make someone or something into an idol you hold it up to unrealistic standards and when that image is shattered, so are you. Acknowledge that they are athletes, performers, but most of all HUMAN.