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"am sure Kenny Omega asked for permission" - Twitter left in splits following AEW star's usage of CM Punk's signature move inspired by Bullet Club member

Kenny Omega recently made headlines for the use of the GTS finisher
Kenny Omega recently made headlines for the use of the GTS finisher

The Twitteratti did not miss Kenny Omega's usage of the GTS on the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, prompting an outpouring of reactions on social media.

While many believed that the finisher was a tongue-in-cheek way for the Cleaner to taunt CM Punk, the former has seemingly made it clear that it was a tribute to his former tag-team partner, Kenta. Omega and Kenta had previously been stablemates in the faction, Bullet Club.

It should be noted that Kenta had previously been openly critical of CM Punk stealing his finisher. Furthermore, Kenta was not allowed to use the GTS for four years, due to Punk using it as his signature move.

With Kenny Omega recently opting to showcase the move on Dynamite, the wrestling world erupted with reactions to the segment on social media.

Last night was long term story telling at its finest. Kenny Omega honouring his former tag partner Kenta was tremendous. https://t.co/qrRqScsnlL
Kenny Omega there hitting the Go To Sleep, no doubt a heartfelt tribute to Japanese wrestler KENTA, not only the creator of the move but the man who made it famous.
Even if you're a CM Punk fan, acknowledging KENTA for the GTS will always be the right thing to do. Kenny Omega got it right. twitter.com/KennyOmegamanX…
Kenny Omega makes wrestling history again. He becomes the first man to steal a move from KENTA and actually thank him #AEW #AEWDynamite #AEWonTBS
@AndyNemmity Omega vs Kenta confirmed!!
Clearly Kenny Omega was calling out KENTA with that GTS.
@KennyOmegamanX @KENTAG2S KENTA interefering during the Omega-Ospreay match. Calling it LOL
kenta trending, people saying omega took HIS move lol.
@F0RALL0FMANKIND Can't believe Omega stole Kenta's move
@BLITZENTERPRISE I'm sure Bullet Club member KENTA Kenny Omega gave his Blessings. #AEWDynamite https://t.co/UgTkGgF8dU
I am sure Kenny Omega asked for permission from Kenta to use that move…… #AEWDynamite

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The former AEW World Champion recently broke his silence on the CM Punk controversy

Much to everyone's surprise, Kenny Omega recently brought up the topic of CM Punk's recent strained relationship with AEW.

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, The Cleaner stated the following:

“There are things no one can talk about, so I’d encourage people to let it go,” Omega said. “It doesn’t change that we want a team effort in AEW. I don’t even mean implicitly myself and my opponent. It also means the referee, the fans, the people who set up the ring, everyone–even a technical error can ruin the memory of a match." (H/T: SportsIllustrated)

Kenny Omega further mentioned how he only wants the best for pro-wrestling and its future. He also stated that there is no information to be released about the incident.

With The Elite and Omega seemingly moving on from the unfortunate events at All Out, it remains to be seen what the future holds for them in Tony Khan's company.


Do you think Kenny Omega took a dig at CM Punk with the use of GTS? Sound off in the comments below!

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