Last month saw Kenny Omega take the IWGP US Championship from Will Ospreay at Wrestle Kingdom 17 after issuing the challenge back in November. Will Ospreay is regarded as the greatest contemporary wrestler in NJPW. Omega has compared himself to the young star regarding their outlook in the ring.

The match for the IWGP US Championship at Wrestle Kingdom sent many fans back home believing it could be a match of the year. Reflecting on the match on the Swerve City podcast, Omega believed that Ospreay is able to make foolish decisions in the ring because of how young and able he is.

While comparing himself with the young star, Kenny Omega admitted that he gets ‘gun shy’ when looking at doing certain spots. He also stated that it’s one of the side effects of getting old in the ring.

“I was scared about that. You had a guy in Will Ospreay being heralded as one of the best in-ring guys in the world. He is incredible. He’s a machine, he can do it all.


“He’s strong, fast, and agile. He’s smart enough to get by on his tools. Will’s intellect and I love Will, at times it’s helped him more than being a detriment to him.

“There are thoughts that don’t cross his mind, and because they don’t cross his mind, he’s able to commit to something so crazy that he could end his own career.

Now, I’m too old and have seen so many terrible things in my life, the hamster wheel is always turning, and I get gun shy sometimes.

“Before, it was like, I get gun shy when I think about it in the preparation phase or in training. Now, sometimes, I’m in the thick of it, I’m in the match, and I know I have to or might do this thing, and I’m getting scared.

“I need to get that out of me. That’s one of the cruxes of getting old. It’s getting old, wiser, but at the same time you kind of get a little soft.

“I don’t want to say it’s an intelligence issue with Will. He’s still in that phase where he feels invincible. We’ve all been there.”

It seems one title was not enough for Kenny Omega. Shortly after securing the IWGP US Championship, Omega and The Young Bucks defeated Death Triangle in the final match of their best-of-seven series to claim the AEW Trios Title.

There is also belief within WWE that Kenny Omega might end up signing with them. It remains to be seen whether he makes the shift to the pro wrestling giant. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.

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Talha Asad Iqbal

Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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