Kenny Omega’s in-ring skills have made him one of the best pro wrestlers in the world right now. The Best Bout Machine was part of one of the most compelling storylines in recent memory, thanks to his feud with Adam Page. He also commented on the state of storytelling in pro wrestling lately.
The Cleaner has been absent from AEW television since he lost the AEW World Championship to Adam Page at AEW Full Gear. He is still recuperating from his numerous injuries.
While speaking on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel, Kenny Omega talked about storytelling in pro wrestling. Omega stated that it is easier than ever to ignore stories.
“That is why I was confident doing everything throughout the Hangman story. That was a story about human lives. I feel as wrestling has progressed, it’s become less about those, a lot. If we just become physical vessels that are supposed to throw each other at the wall until everyone goes ‘kersplat’ and don’t get up again, that’s the kind of wrestling I can’t do anymore and when I have to know that it’s time to pack it in. We’re going there already and there are people trying to convince you that those are the best matches and five star matches. We have to be careful.
It’s not to say it isn’t possible, I just feel, this entire generation is gearing towards that one side of things. Now that the athlete in wrestling is of a higher level and there’s less emphasis on character and physical presence, as difficult as it is to be that athletic daredevil in the ring, we have so many gifted and natural athletes that it actually is the easier route. Peak satisfaction, for a lot of fans, is when they do get those storylines and when those storylines pay off. Maybe some fans have forgotten about that, but I would like to have the chance to remind them when I come back while hopefully still being able to deliver in the ring.”
Kenny Omega isn’t anywhere near close to an in-ring return. It remains to be seen when he will be making his triumphant return to AEW television.
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