Kenny Omega topped the PWI 500 this year with Roman Reigns coming in at #2. Some fans were a bit upset about this order, and WWE fans took to social media to defend their Tribal Chief. Omega agrees that it was a very close decision.

While speaking to the PWI Podcast, Kenny Omega admitted that the Head of the Table could have “easily” claimed the top spot in the PWI 500. Shingo Takagi or Will Ospreay could have pulled down that honor as well. Obviously, the AEW Champion is aware that the Universal Champion had an incredible year as well.

“I’ve really stepped outside of my own comfort zone, and not only that, but everyone else stepped up their game too. It’s fantastic that I don’t feel like, no matter how I look at it, I didn’t run away with it. I don’t think I was number one by far. I think the best part about this year, especially, is you could have went in multiple directions and no one would be disappointed. I feel that, up until his unfortunate injury, number one could have been Will Ospreay. Number one could have easily been Shingo Takagi. Number one could have easily been Roman Reigns.

“Everyone had such a strong year. So I feel, depending on who you are and what you like in professional wrestling, you know, maybe that’s your number one. But I’m not gonna lie, for you guys to select me as number one, I’m happy with it. I’m cool with it, but it was a tough one this year and tough one, great learning experience, and it’s something I’ll never forget.”

Kenny Omega had an incredible year, but the same is true for many wrestlers who fought hard to make 2020 into 2021 the best year possible. The pro wrestling landscape changed dramatically in the last year as well, but the PWI 500 made their decision and fans are still debating those choices.

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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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