NXT UK has provided an introduction for some of the UK’s unknown talent to be showcased on the biggest platform possible. While the lesser known names are typically used to be enhancement talent for the bigger stars, it’s still an incredible feeling to see them being used by the largest wrestling promotion in the world. One of those names is Ireland’s Kasey Owens, one-half of The Owens Twins alongside sister Leah, who made her NXT UK debut on Wednesday in a match against Jinny. Although she’s perhaps unknown to the casual fan, Kasey has been building her reputation since October 2010.
Debuting as a graduate of M.E.G.A with Alan Cunningham, debuting with Wrestling,ie in a mixed tag with Bonesaw against Jordan Devlin & Rachelle St. Claire. In the months that followed, she was tangling with the likes of Kazza G (now known as Session Moth Martina), her sister Leah Owens, and Rachelle St. Claire, whom she traded wins with. It didn’t take long for promotions to take notice of her and within two years of her debut, The Clown Princess of Carnage found herself competing for some of the biggest promotions in the UK, including Fierce Females and Pro Wrestling EVE.
April 2013 saw the Irish native make her debut for Scotland’s Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), a promotion that would later become a home for her. She credits working alongside BT Gunn, Kay Lee Ray and Stevie Boy for shaping her into the wrestler she is today. Her first match was, unfortunately, a loss to Nikki Storm (now Nikki Cross) in a six-woman elimination match, but did she let that get in her way? Of course not. She immediately bounced back and not only made her way to the semifinals of that year’s EVE Queen of the Ring tournament, but Kasey also went over to the Japanese-based promotion Ice Ribbon for a series of matches. Just three years into her career, this has to be considered a massive achievement for the Owens sister.
She remained in Japan for the entire summer of 2013 and when she came back to the UK, a boatload of opportunities were waiting for her. It seemed like every promotion wanted to book her on their shows, with debuts for Premier British Wrestling, British Empire Wrestling, and also over in Spain with Revolution Championship Wrestling. At this stage, the big leagues were starting to take notice as IMPACT Wrestling had her on the second season of their British Boot Camp series. This series featured some of the biggest names imaginable from the United Kingdom, with Grado, Rampage Brown, Dave Mastiff, Ligero, and the late Kris Travis also being some of the featured contestants.
It wasn’t until February 2016 before Kasey won her first championship in wrestling, which is amazing considering the hype she had at this stage. Her first taste of gold was the World Wide Wrestling League Women’s Championship (a promotion based in Fife, Scotland), winning the title from her own sister in a match also involving Sammii Jayne. That year was by far the breakout year for Kasey Owens. She was having matches all over the world with names like Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani, and Melina. The best was yet to come though, as Kasey made sure she left a real impact on the Scottish wrestling scene in 2017.
Having made herself at home within ICW’s women’s division, she captured the ICW Women’s Championship from Kay Lee Ray, a match that lasted a mere 42 seconds. Talk about making an impact! That wasn’t all she did in 2017, as she also won the British Empire Women’s Championship from Katarina (formerly Katie Lea Burchill of WWE) during their International Grand Prix tournament, which she also won. That November, she ended up becoming a two-time ICW Women’s Champion by regaining the title from Kay Lee (she had lost the previous month thanks to interference from The Kings of Catch) by winning a three way Steel Cage Match that pitted Viper as the third competitor.
Kasey’s second time on top of ICW’s women’s division was another short-lived affair, losing the championship to fellow Irish sensation Martina and from here, her time in an ICW ring slowly began to diminish. She still appears now and again, but far less frequent than what it used to be. Elsewhere in the UK however, Kasey is continuing to compete for other established promotions including Southside Wrestling Entertainment (where she is a former Queen of Southside Champion), FutureShock Wrestling (where she’s a member of The Queen Bees alongside Scotland’s Molly Spartan and Jayla Dark), and Pro Wrestling EVE (where she competed on their historic Wrestle Queendom show last May). As if all that wasn’t enough, Kasey was also a part of the rebooted World of Sport Wrestling last summer on ITV and although she only appeared on the one episode, her impact was felt.
The Clown Princess of Carnage is a name to keep your eyes on and if WWE know what’s best, she’ll be a mainstay in the NXT UK women’s division.