Kenny Omega’s in-ring skills have helped propel him to the very top of the pro wrestling industry. Omega is a multi-time world champion and has won titles in almost every promotion he was a part of. This includes his old stomping grounds DDP Pro Wrestling. In fact, Omega is open to competing there again in the future.

Kenny Omega got his first big break in Japan during his time in DDT Pro Wrestling, where he was an active competitor from 2008 to 2014. He held the KO-D Tag Team Championships and the DDT Extreme Championship.

While speaking to Monthly Puroresu, Omega was asked if he’d be open to returning to DDT. The Best Bout Machine made it clear that he would love to compete in DDT Pro Wrestling again.

“I did the one show at Ryogoku Sumo Hall which was incredible. It was an incredible feeling. I can’t put into words what it felt like to go back there and to see so many familiar faces. My mind is blown when New Japan will run a random poll as to ‘Who is the best foreigner of all time in New Japan?’ And then I win it! And it’s like “How?” “You remember me? And you remember me fondly enough to say that I’m that guy?” It’s incredible. So then for me again, this goes back a little bit in 2008, for me with DDT, for those fans. DDT told me, once we announced that you were going to be there, and we played that video, our phones were ringing off the hook, and we sold this place out just like that.”


“I was thinking, I could tear up. I talk about it too much, but you remember me from that far ago, like I don’t. I don’t think I could do that in Winnipeg. And that’s where I was born. You know what I mean? But that’s just how special those fans are, and they don’t forget. It means a lot to them. It’s special to them. And it’s like you said, Sonny, it’s a real family environment and atmosphere. It’s family, it’s trust, it’s respect, it’s the loyalty. It’s all those positive things that go into the idea that a lot of people have an idea of Japanese culture, which is that honor system, you know, everyone thinks “What is Japanese culture?” They think it’s about samurais, ninjas, and Godzilla.”

I say, ‘Yeah. Sure,’ but, if you take some of the things that make those, what they are embedded within those are, are those qualities, is what makes it such a special country. So for that fanbase to remember me and to give me just a real nice homecoming, it was wonderful in 2019. And I would love of course, to be back at some point in time. Whether it be for DDT, for NJPW. I’ve never actually once wrestled for NOAH, but since they’re a part of CyberFight, now it’d be cool to do something.”

Kenny Omega is set to challenge Will Ospreay for the IWGP United States Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4th. We will have to wait and see whether The Cleaner will end up winning the match and become a staple of NJPW again.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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