Tyson Smith is a Canadian professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is better known as Kenny Omega with several promotions. He is an executive vice president at AEW and former AEW World Champion and IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
He has several five-star classics under his belt and is regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of the current generation.
In the early 2000s, Omega debuted at Premier Championship Wrestling. A year later, he won gold in the company. Omega worked with several independent promotions throughout his career and earned his moniker as the "Best Wrestler Ever" In 2005, Omega was sent to WWE's developmental territory. However, the working of the territory was poor, according to Omega, and they released him after a few months. Omega won championships in PCW, JAPW, and DDT Pro Wrestling before working for ROH, NJPW, and PWG.
In 2008, Omega made his PWG debut at the Battle of Los Angeles event. A year later, at the same event, Omega won PWG World Championship by defeating Roderick Strong in the finals of the tournament. In February, Omega lost his title to Davey Richards. He made several sporadic appearances in the company after 2012.
Omega made his first appearance in 2008 to face Kota Ibushi through DDT Pro Wrestling. He formed a tag team with Ibushi called Golden Lovers. In 2011, Omega wrestled a nine-year-old girl, which created a lot of buzz around him.
In 2014, Omega dubbed himself as the Cleaner and turned heel by becoming the newest member of The Bullet Club. He defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship for the first time at Wrestle Kingdom 9. After several defenses; he lost the title to Kushida at Dominion. He regained the title in September with the help of Karl Anderson. Omega lost the title to Kushida at Wrestle Kingdom 10. After the match, the stable turned on AJ Styles and crowned Omega as their leader.
At The New Beginning in Niigata, Omega defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Less than a week later, he won the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship with The Young Bucks. At Dominion, Omega lost the title to Michael Elgin in a ladder match. In July, The Elite lost the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship to Ricochet, Matt Sydal, and Satoshi Kojima.
At Wrestle Kingdom 11, Okada defeated Omega for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The match went for 46 minutes and gained a positive response from several superstars and legends of the industry. At Dominion, Okada faced Omega to a 60-minute draw. At G1 Special, Omega was crowned as the inaugural IWGP United States Champion by defeating Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, and Tomohiro Ishii in an eight-man tournament. At the event, we saw dissension between Cody and Omega.
At Wrestle Kingdom 12, Omega defeated a debuting Chris Jericho for his IWGP United States Championship. At New Beginning, Omega lost the title to Jay White. After months of tension over the leadership of the Bullet Club faction, Cody attacked Omega and began their rivalry. At Supercard of Honor XII, Cody defeated Omega.
At Dominion, Omega defeated Okada in a two out of three falls match for IWGP Heavyweight Championship. After being attacked by Tama Tonga and other members of the club, Cody and Omega reconciled. Omega lost the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13. At the end of January, Omega left NJPW.
Omega was one of the founding figures for AEW. At All in, Omega faced Pentagon Jr. At Double or Nothing, Moxley debuted and viciously attacked Kenny Omega after losing to Chris Jericho. The two feuded for months and faced each other in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match at Full Gear 2019.
Omega started teaming up with Hangman Adam Page. At Jericho's cruise, they defeated SCU for the AEW World Tag Team Championship. They faced several opponents before their dissension due to storyline alcoholism from Page. At All Out 2020, the duo lost the AEW World Tag Team Championship to FTR.
Hangman and Omega officially split and faced each other at Full Gear to earn a championship opportunity, which Omega won. At Winter is Coming, Jon Moxley lost the title to Kenny Omega who turned heel. Kenny aligned himself with Don Callis, The Young Bucks, and The Good Brothers to form the stable, The Elite.
Omega won the Impact World Championship from Rich Swann. He lost the title after a few months to Christian Cage. Omega had several rivals during his title reign. Omega ignited his rivalry with Hangman Adam Page. At Full Gear 2021, Omega lost the title to Hangman Adam Page. Due to several injuries, Omega took time off and went on an indefinite period of leave.
In August 2022, after Adam Cole betrayed The Young Bucks, Omega made his AEW return and allied himself with the Bucks to partake in the tournament to crown the inaugural AEW World Trios Champions. They defeated The Dark Order in the tournament final at All Out to become the inaugural champions.
In the post-All Out media scrum, AEW World Champion CM Punk expressed his displeasure on how AEW EVP's worked. Omega and Bucks are the EVPs of the company. Reportedly, the trio and Punk and Ace Steel got in a backstage fight after the interview.
On the September 7 episode of Dynamite, AEW CEO Tony Khan addressed the situation and suspended Bucks, Omega and Punk and stripped all the titles.
Kenny Omega's real name is Tyson Smith.