Kenny Omega has earned a global reputation for his exceptional skills in the wrestling ring, earning him the fitting nickname of “The Best Bout Machine.” With good reason, he has cemented his place as one of the most dominant wrestlers in the industry, having held the AEW World Championship for almost a year with an impressive reign. That being said, it seems Omega stated that AEW was never meant to compete with WWE.
AEW came into existence back in January 2019 and has managed to make a mark in the pro wrestling industry. The promotion promised to provide an alternative product to that of WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded in their goal.
Many people see AEW as direct competition to WWE. In fact, even AEW President Tony Khan feels the same. That being said, Kenny Omega himself feels differently on the matter.
While speaking with CBC Radio, Kenny Omega went into detail about the platform that AEW gives talent. The former AEW World Champion stated that AEW was never meant to compete with WWE in any way.
“I think it has allowed for just, I would say, more variety,” Omega added. “And that’s why I’ll never say that we went into this to compete with WWE. I just want to give people the option to see things that are different stories that you might not be able to see there.”
Following a lengthy injury layoff, Tony Khan has reportedly added the missed time to Omega’s AEW contract. While WWE may have had the opportunity to sign Omega, he is currently under contract with AEW. Omega is also uncertain about his future in AEW for the time being. Regardless, we’ll have to wait and see what Kenny Omega will do once his AEW contract expires next year.
What’s your take on what Kenny Omega said? Do you think AEW is competition to WWE? Sound off in the comments!