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5 best Kenny Omega matches you must watch

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 11:12 IST
Kenny is flying high right now

You might have heard of the name Kenny Omega recently. He’s been in the headlines for a pretty good match against Kazuchika Okada that ended up being rated 6.25 stars by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. He’s kind of a pretty big deal right now.

The Cleaner has been a staple of Japanese Wrestling for a number of years now through his exploits first in DDT and then in New Japan Pro Wrestling, but he has come into the public limelight over the course of the past six months for some truly incredible matches.

Omega is one of the very best – and perhaps the best – wrestlers in the world today and it is easy to see why professional wrestling fans all over the world as so in love with him and his matches. He is just that damn good – both in the ring and on the mic.

He has what it takes to go down in history as one of the all-time greats and for those of you unfamiliar with his body of work, we are here to give you some must-see matches involving the leader of Bullet Club.

So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 best Kenny Omega matches that you must watch:

#5 Kenny Omega vs Kota Ibushi, DDT Budokan 2012 – Not Rated

This is one of those obscure classics that Kenny Omega has been a part of. During his run with DDT – another Japanese promotion – Omega teamed with a wrestler by the name of Kota Ibushi and the pair were called The Golden Lovers. They were very good and the fastest of friends.

In 2012, though, they squared off in one of the best matches in DDT history and the promotion’s Match of the Year for 2012. They put on an instant classic and it would be one to mark them forever as friends and rivals. DDT’s stuff isn’t quite as mainstream as New Japan, so this match wasn’t even rated by Dave Meltzer.

Regardless of that, though, this is one Omega’s finest matches and is a must watch for anyone who claims to be a fan of The Cleaner.

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Published 23 Jun 2017, 18:39 IST
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