Talk is Jericho Recap w/ Kenny Omega – Exclusive Look at Alpha Vs. Omega, Why Was the ‘No DQ’ Stipulation Added? What Spot Was Ad-Libbed? More!
Jericho welcomes Kenny Omega to the show.
Omega informs that he’s still pretty banged up from their match, but he’s proud of that because all the bumps and bruises are like badges of honour. Jericho agrees and points out that waking up feeling validated after months of hard work is the best feeling in the world.
Jericho informs that it was never their intention to do a No DQ, hardcore match. Their press and promotion for the match got so vicious and violent that they felt like that’s where the match needed to go. Their initial plan was to have a traditional match, similar to Okada/Naito, but after reading the fans’ reaction they knew they needed to go all the way and make the match “No DQ”.
He points out that the decision to make the match “No DQ” had nothing to do with the fact that he’s 47, or that he was afraid that he wouldn’t be able to keep up with Omega in the ring, as many people have speculated. Omega laughs and says that wasn’t the case at all. They just realized that they needed to add that stipulation after seeing how vicious the build had become.