Kenny Omega’s in-ring skills have brought him worldwide fame and acclaim as he is touted as the best bout machine for good reason. His AEW World title reign had been excellent for many fans as he has competed in several high profile matches. It seems Eric Bischoff has an interesting take on Kenny Omega’s character.

Kenny Omega made a name for himself with his incredible matches with top pro wrestlers such as Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi in NJPW. Omega is regarded as one of the all time-greats by many fans and it is not difficult to understand why.

While speaking on the Keepin’ It 100 podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff was asked whether he considers him to be a heel. Bischoff stated that he believes Kenny Omega shouldn’t be considered a heel due to his fanbase loving him.

“Kenny Omega? Who hates Kenny Omega? Nobody. He is portraying the role of a heel … I guess? if Kenny Omega is in the heel category – what the hell? His fan base loves him. The audience that watches AEW loves him. They will boo if they are supposed to, because the audience wants to be part of the show and the audience knows their role in the show. Kenny Omega, a heel? I’m sorry I simply do not see that.”


Kenny Omega is currently taking time off in order to undergo multiple surgeries and heal from all the injuries he suffered over the years. There is also no timetable for his return. We will have to wait and see when Kenny Omega will make his triumphant return to AEW television.

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