AEW has excited fans with the action they have presented so far. Some have noticed that the company has seemed to change some things about their stars, especially Kenny Omega.
The Sporting News recently spoke to Kenny Omega where he opened up about some complaints fans have of All Elite Wrestling. Some have seen the matches that Omega has put out so far and noticed how different they are from the epic contests he was doing in NJPW.
Omega will have plenty of time to show what he can do in longer form matches with AEW. That is not what is needed on a weekly basis as Omega explained why taking this path in his career was necessary.
“[Laughs] It’s funny because I feel like when people … I could compare it to when your favorite player perhaps gets traded to another team.”
“When your favorite player gets traded to another team, and he’s initially not the top scorer or leading in assists or playing the way that he used to play like he did for the home team, your team, it’s easy to criticize them and say that you made a big mistake, and that you’ll never be the same guy again and that it’s all downhill.”
“Because I decided to take a different path in my career, because I’m not doing these long, drawn-out 45 [minute] to one-hour matches in singles competition, it doesn’t mean that I’m not the same guy. This isn’t about tooting my own horn, but it’s like I’m now helping run a company that has live television every Wednesday.”
“I’m part of a very successful tag team with “Hangman” Adam Page, a guy that I have a lot of chemistry with. And I’m existing within a division of guys that are amongst the top of all the tag teams on all of the planet and showing that it takes more than just having a good, long singles match to be called the best in the world.”
Kenny Omega will compete in a 30-minute Iron Man Match tonight on AEW Dynamite against Pac. He will follow that match up with an AEW World Tag Team Title match at Revolution on February 29th. That tag title match on Saturday could end up being longer than his 30-minute match with Pac.