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WWE News: Kenny Omega praises Sami Zayn; reveals why The Elite are better than everyone else

Johny Payne
4.32K   //    29 Nov 2017, 20:41 IST

Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks perform as 'The Elite' all over the world
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks perform as 'The Elite' all over the world

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of The Art Of Wrestling podcast, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks opened up on a myriad of topics.

Omega recalled his close relationship with Sami Zayn back in the day; besides also addressing talk of The Elite having ‘heat’ with others in the professional wrestling business.

In case you didn’t know…

Kenny Omega is the reigning IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and widely regarded as one of the best professional wrestlers of this generation.

Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) comprise the stable known as ‘The Elite’—a group that enjoys considerable popularity in the indies today.

The heart of the matter

Kenny Omega explained that although he never tries to offend someone on purpose, the way they work matches is bound to bring heat on them from their counterparts in the business. 

Besides, Omega elucidated that at the end of the day, The Elite can do everything that others in the business do, but only better. ‘The Cleaner’ emphasized his belief that The Elite are the best in the sport today; besides also revealing which current WWE Superstar’s advice he used to heed back in the day—

The live house opinion is going to mean a lot, of course, because you can feel it, you can hear it, but yeah, but, like, if I ask The Young Bucks' opinion that is pretty much the opinion that counts the most to me.
He continued
“Back in the day, like, before I was with The Young Bucks all the time and I was in DDT, it was always Rami (*Sami Zayn’s indie alias*), 'Rami, what did you think?' and if Rami gave it a stamp of approval." 

What’s next?

Kenny Omega currently performs on the indie circuit and is one of NJPW’s top stars. 

Meanwhile, The Young Bucks also perform on the indies, whereas Sami Zayn competes on the WWE’s SmackDown brand.

Author’s take

It’s great to see Omega and The Young Bucks believe that they’re the best in the world. Every performer in any field needs to have that level of confidence in their abilities in order to attain the highest levels of success.

Besides, Omega’s praise for Sami Zayn just goes to show how great of a mind the Underdog From The Underground really possesses. 

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