Chase Owens
Chase Owens 2016
Owens in September 2016
Born March 7 1990 (1990-03-07) (age 28)[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 National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), where he is a former three-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, as well as 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

National Wrestling Alliance (2007–present)Edit

Owens made his debut at CWA's Snowed the F Out, where he was defeated by Tony Givens.[5] Owens participated in the 2007 Best of the Best tournament, but he was defeated in the first round by The Jin.[6] On November 14, 2008, Owens had his first title match, but was defeated by the AWA World Heavyweight Champion Tony Givens.[7] Owens spent the following years in various NWA territories. He participated in the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Best of the Best tournament, but was unsuccessful.[8][9]

On February 26, 2011, Owens defeated Sigmon to win his first title, the NWA Mid-Atlantic Junior Heavyweight Championship.[10] The following month, he defeated Jason Kincaid in a ladder match to win the NWA Mountain Empire Championship.[11] On April 1, Owens won the Smokey Cup tournament, and later competed in the Chikara Young Lions Cup IX, but he was defeated by Jakob Hammermeier.[12][13] On October 7, Owens participated in a tournament for the vacant NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, but was defeated in the final by Kevin Douglas.[14]

On October 13, 2012, Owens won a tournament for the vacant NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.[15] Owens retained the title for 301 days until he lost it to Jason Kincaid.[16] Two months later, Owens regained the title.[17] On January 4, 2014, Owens lost the title to Ricky Morton, but won it back from Morton two months later.[18][19]

May 9, 2015, Owens battled in the co-main event against the IWGP Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles at NWA Smokey Mountain's Collision Course 10. Owens was defeated via pinfall.

WWE (2012)Edit

On the May 25, 2012 episode of SmackDown, Owens competed in a handicap match along with Ricky Reyes on the losing end of a two-man team versus Ryback. Owens worked under the ring name Kevin Bendl.

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.[20] On November 8 at Power Struggle, Owens lost the title to Liger.[21] 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.[22] Three days later at The New Beginning in Sendai, Owens unsuccessfully challenged Liger for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.[23] Owens returned to NJPW in May to take part in the 2015 Best of the Super Juniors tournament.[24] He finished the tournament with a record of four wins and three losses, failing to advance to the finals.[25] Owens returned to NJPW on October 23, 2015, when he joined Bullet Club.[26] 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).[27] 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.[28] He finished second to last in his block with a record of three wins and four losses.[29]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Package piledriver[22]
    • Rolling elbow[1]
  • Signature moves
    • Dropkick[1]
    • Flipping neckbreaker[1]
    • Swinging slingshot backbreaker[1]
  • Nicknames
    • "The Crown Jewel"[30]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Carolina Wrestling Showcase
    • CWS Legacy Championship (1 time)[31]
  • Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • MACW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[32]
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • CWA Television Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[33]
    • 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, current)
    • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Richards[34]
    • Smoky Mountain Cup (2011)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him 222 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015[35]
  • Twin States Wrestling
    • TSW Championship (1 time)[36]

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


  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. September 24, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Chase Owens Cagematch profile". Cagematch. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  3. "NWA Smoky Mountain TV - 1/14/17 (Chase Owens vs. Jordan Kage)". NWA Smoky Mountain. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. Axel Saalbach. " - The World's Largest Wrestling Database".
  5. "CWA Snowed the F Out Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-09-23".
  6. "CWA Best of the Best 2007 Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-09-23".
  7. "SSW Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-09-23".
  8. "CWA Best of the Best 2009 Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-09-23".
  9. "CWA Best of the Best 2010 Cagematch. Retrieved 2014-09-23".
  10. Template:Unreliable source?
  11. Philip Kreikenbohm. "NWA Smoky Mountain TV".
  17. Template:Unreliable source?
  20. "King of Pro-Wrestling" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  21. "Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "The New Beginning in Osaka" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  23. "The New Beginning in Sendai" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  24. Caldwell, James (May 7, 2015). "NJPW news: "Best of Super Jrs." tournament details announced". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  25. "Best of the Super Jr.XXII" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  26. Macklin, Matthew (October 23, 2015). "10/23 New Japan Road to Power Struggle report". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  27. "Road to Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  28. Caldwell, James (May 19, 2016). "New Japan announces replacements for Young Bucks in BOSJ tournament; updated A & B Blocks". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  29. "Best of the Super Jr.XXIII" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  30. "NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Crown Jewel” Chase Owens". Canadian Wrestling Elite. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  35. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
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