Kenny Omega

Kenny Omega

Personal Information

Full Name Tyson Smith
Date of Birth October 16, 1983
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place Winnipeg, Manitoba
Height 6'0"
Weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song "Battle Cry"
Debut June 17, 2000
Nickname The Cleaner

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Kenny Omega: A Brief Biography

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Kenny Omega is a Canadian professional wrestler signed with AEW. 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.


Early Life


Kenny Omega's real name is Tyson Smith and he was born on October 16, 1983, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He grew up in a suburb there. His mother worked as a family officer while his father was a Canadian Government Officer in the transport department. During his childhood, he watched tapes of WWE Saturday Night Main Event and grew passionate towards pro-wrestling, eventually dreaming to become a wrestler himself.


Professional Wrestling Career


Independent Circuit and WWE (2001-2008)


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.





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PWG (2008-2014)


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 as PWG Champion


NJPW (2013-2019)


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.


Kenny Omega as IWGP IC Champion


Okada and Departure (2017-2019)


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.


Omega as IWGP US Champion


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.


Kenny as IWGP Champion


AEW


Moxley and AEW World Tag Team Championship (2019-2020)


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.


Tag champion with Hangman


World Champion (2020-2021)


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.


Kenny Omega as Impact and AEW Champion


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.


Omega and The Young Bucks returned to AEW at Full Gear while CM Punk returned next year in June. Upon returning, Omega and Bucks challenged the World Trios Champion Death Triangle in a losing effort. It was then announced to be the first match in a seven-match series. From November to January, the two teams went back-and-forth finally leading to a 4-3 victory for Omega and Bucks. The trio, however, lost it just a few weeks later to House of Black at AEW Revolution. At the same time, Blackpool Combat Club had been feuding against their former friend Hangman Page. Page, Omega and Bucks then reformed The Elite to go against BCC. While they lost at Double or Nothing in Anarchy in Arena match, The Elite finally won the Blood and Guts match on July 19 to end the feud.


Omega challenged MJF for the AEW Championship in an impromptu match at Collision in October 2023 in a losing effort. At the same time, he started hanging around with Chris Jericho and named the teams the Golden Jets. Presently, he is booked to face The Young Bucks at AEW Full Gear.


Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
4FW Junior Heavyweight Championship1
AEW World Championship1
AEW World Tag Team Championship1
AEW World Trios Championship2
World Junior Heavyweight Championship1
CWE Tag Team Championship1
CWF Heavyweight Championship1
DDT Extreme Championship1
KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship2
KO-D Openweight Championship1
KO-D Tag Team Championship3
Sea of Japan 6-Person Tag Team Championship1
Impact World Championship1
JAPW Heavyweight Championship1
JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship1
AAA Mega Championship1
IWGP Heavyweight Championship1
IWGP Intercontinental Championship1
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship2
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship1
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship1
NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship2
PWG World Championship1


Kenny Omega Net Worth


As per various sources, Kenny Omega is worth around $2 Million in 2023.


Kenny Omega Wife


Kenny Omega is reportedly single in 2023. The former AEW World Champion has kept his personal life private from his fans, and not much is known of his relationship status.


Kenny Omega 5-Star Matches


Kenny Omega is known for delivering high quality matches, and pro-wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer is famous for rating them. Meltzer has rated 25 of his matches to be at least five stars. Only Will Ospreay with 32 matches has managed to get more than Omega.


S. No.DatePromotionMatchStar Match Type
109.06.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingKazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega*******Best Two Out Of Three Falls
211.06.2017New Japan Pro WrestlingKazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega******1/4Singles
304.01.2023New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay******1/4Singles
404.01.2017New Japan Pro WrestlingKazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega******Singles
512.08.2017New Japan Pro WrestlingKazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega******Singles
629.02.2020All Elite WrestlingAdam Page & Kenny Omega vs. Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson******Tag Team
725.06.2023All Elite WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay******Singles
813.08.2017New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito*****3/4Singles
904.01.2019New Japan Pro WrestlingHiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kenny Omega*****3/4Singles
1004.08.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Tomohiro Ishii*****1/2Singles
1111.08.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Kota Ibushi*****1/2Singles
1213.11.2021All Elite WrestlingAdam Page vs. Kenny Omega*****1/2Singles
1313.08.2016New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito*****Singles
1404.01.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingChris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega*****No Disqualification
1525.03.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson*****Tag Team
1615.07.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito*****Singles
1719.07.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingHirooki Goto vs. Kenny Omega*****Singles
1830.09.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingKazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi*****Tag Team
1915.12.2018New Japan Pro WrestlingHiroshi Tanahashi & Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi*****Tag Team
2006.01.2021All Elite WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix*****Singles
2122.09.2021All Elite WrestlingBryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega*****Singles
2211.01.2023All Elite WrestlingKenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix*****Escalera De La Muerte
2322.03.2023All Elite WrestlingEl Hijo del Vikingo vs. Kenny Omega*****Singles
2428.05.2023All Elite WrestlingAdam Page, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta*****Anarchy In The Arena
2503.09.2023All Elite WrestlingKenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita*****Singles

FAQs

Kenny Omega has quite a few nick names like "The Belt Collector", "Canadian X", "The Destiny Flower", "The Best Bout Machine", and most famously "The Cleaner".

Kenny Omega is billed at 6 ft in AEW.

Kenny Omega can speak Japanese fluently.

Kenny Omega's Cleaner nickname means that he is the one who cleans the crime scene, which also can mean the one whose crime never get caught.

Kenny Omega's real name is Tyson Smith.

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