5 reasons why Kenny Omega is the best wrestler of 2017
2017 was one of the best years for wrestling fans because we got to witness some of the most incredible matches. There were many wrestlers that stood out this year like Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Will Ospreay, and many more. But, one wrestler, in my opinion, stood out above the rest, and that person is Kenny Omega.
From putting on classic matches to creating history, Kenny Omega has done it all. Some may argue that Okada is the best wrestler of 2017 because he is the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, but Omega has stood out with far more entertaining performances in every match.
Here are five reasons that will hopefully convince you that Omega is the best wrestler of 2017:
#1 Ability to put on classic matches consistently
Matches like AJ Styles vs. John Cena was good, but Okada vs. Omega was far better on every level. Omega has that ability to put on great matches with anyone. He is a terrific worker. He has also brought out the best in every wrestler he has worked with. Any good wrestler can put on a classic match once in a while, but to do that in nearly every match takes a special kind of talent, and Omega has that talent.
Omega was involved in four of the highest rated matches of year, three of those matches receiving a 6-star rating. His trio of matches against Okada are some of the best wrestling matches in the history of pro wrestling. ‘The Cleaner’ made 2017 his own, and has had probably the best year of his career.
The IWGP United States Champion is now a household name among wrestling fans, and has been one of NJPW’s biggest draws. Anyone who disputes Omega’s talent needs to watch him wrestle. His skills in the ring are second to none, and he possesses the rare ability to innovate when needed during matches.
Even Chris Jericho turned down a WWE contract just so he can challenge Omega to a match at WrestleKingdom. That’s how good he is, and he is going to get better. Next year, expect some incredible things from ‘The Cleaner.’