The Five to Watch 2013: The Owens Twins

Welcome to Diva Dirt’s Five to Watch 2013! This annual list compiles five rising talents in the world of women’s wrestling that we think have what it takes to be the next big thing.

RELATED: Diva Dirt’s Five to Watch Class of 2012

From their in-ring abilities to their unique personalities, we aim to spotlight some of the upcoming female talent that you may not yet know about. Over the next five days, we will unveil the names that the Diva Dirt staff have handpicked.
 

ONE TO WATCH: KASEY & LEAH OWENS

Who are they?: Two of Northern Ireland’s most promising exports, Leah and Kasey Owens have been wowing audiences across the UK for some time now with their impressive ring work – both in singles and tag team action – and their unique, fun and flirtatious personas. 2013 saw the pair branch out in spectacular fashion, getting the chance to hone their craft in Japan with Ice Ribbon while continuing to ascend the ladder of women’s wrestling in Britain.

Photo: Leah Owens, Twitter

Photo: Leah Owens, Twitter

Their story so far: Debuting in 2010, Leah and Kasey began their careers in their native Ireland, often only having each other as opponents. They soon gained popularity over in Great Britain, moving to Scotland and becoming regular fixtures in Pro Wrestling:EVE and later, Glasgow’s Insane Championship Wrestling. In 2012 they made history when they wrestled the Blossom Twins in the first-ever women’s Twins vs Twins match, and earlier this year reached the semi-finals of the Pro-Wrestling:EVE Tag Team Championship tournament. The summer saw them briefly separate, Kasey fulfilling a lifelong dream by heading to Japan for three months to train and wrestle for Ice Ribbon and Leah remaining in Britain, capping off her feud against Nikki Storm with a losing (but certainly memorable) – effort in a Bra and Panties Match. Kasey’s spell in Japan was fruitful, picking up a tag team victory with Hikaru Shida against Hailey Hatred and Risa Sera in just her first match over there, and having other notable matches against the likes of Tsukasa Fujimoto, Aoi Kizuki and more, before Leah joined her sister to reunite them as a tag team for the remaining three weeks of her stay, furthering their significant appeal in the process.

Photo: Kasey Owens, Twitter

Photo: Kasey Owens, Twitter

Why we chose them: Twins seem to be all the rage now in wrestling, but the Owens Twins are much more than just another Bellas or Blossoms. Leah and Kasey are truly their own thing, and with a genuine love for wrestling, a willingness to do whatever it takes to get their audience fully engaged in their match and a gimmick that can be adapted to fit any situation, from the wild and rowdy nature of ICW to more family-friendly environments, they have all the tools to make a real mark for themselves in 2014. Their stock within the UK scene is growing rapidly and a return to Japan may well be on the cards after the new year, but don’t be too surprised to see the Owens Twins turn the heads of a couple of promotions across the Atlantic in the coming months as well.

Follow the Owens on Twitter: @KaseyOwens5, @Leah_Owens1.

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  • One of a Kind™

    The Bellas will have competition if they’re still in WWE when and if they go to the WWE main roster.

    • BorisG

      We still have more beautiful and talented Blossom Twins.

      • One of a Kind™

        Well them also

  • shameronstar

    First time hearing about these twins! They sound promising:)

  • Maddox

    1st time am hearing of them, what happened to the Five to watch class of 2012? Any success story?

  • BorisG

    Who are they lol? But I hope they will make names for themselves in the future.

  • RadicalRhys

    I’ve seen the Owens Twins name pop up a few places and from what little I’ve heard about them, they seem to be doing well for themselves. I need to catch up with their matches online, but I wish all the power to them.
    I’d kind of laugh if it came down to WWE having the Bellas, TNA having the Blossoms and (if they ever made a proper division) ROH having the Owens. A set of twins for each promotion.

  • Andre Daughtry

    Very interesting, will definitely keep my eyes on them to see how they develop

  • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

    I want them vs The Bellas now.

  • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

    I also wonder if they have plans on going to WWE or TNA.

  • Juan

    Hmm I could see them joining the KO’s division if TNA wants to resurrect its KO’s tag division lol The Blossoms vs The Owens xD

  • C.J.

    These are the kinds of Divas I want to see in the WWE.

  • CJ2100

    UGH can pretty girls not ruin their looks with trashy tattoos? I mean, I can tolerate a simple wrist tattoo or even a nice looking tramp stamp, but no. Those tats are horrible.

  • C.J.

    So, basically, I really enjoyed DD introducing me to the Owens Twins because they define what I want to see in a women’s wrestler. They are a beautiful women. But, it isn’t all of who they are. They are women with a passion for the business from very beginning. They are worth supporting because they have a strong work ethic and appear to do really well in the ring. I don’t hate women who come into wrestling from a modeling career. But, I don’t have the same passion and respect for them as I do for women who had wrestling in their heart from the very beginning. It’s like watching Snoop Dogg act, or Michael Jordan play baseball.