WWE News: Kenny Omega reveals his dream WWE opponent
What’s the story?
Kenny Omega had a chance to join WWE this year but he snubbed them and moved to the newly formed All Elite Wrestling instead. The former NJPW star has still spoken about WWE and revealed who his dream opponent is in the WWE.
In case you didn’t know…
WWE were keen on signing Kenny Omega for some time but he opted to stay put at New Japan Pro-Wrestling itself. Now when had finally decided to leave, WWE were not the one ones in the running.
The all-new rival for WWE, All Elite Wrestling formed by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks was in the running. They are funded by Tony Khan, the owners of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham Football Club.
The heart of the matter
WWE is dream for many but Kenny Omega isn't one of them. He has proved it time and again but questions about WWE keep coming up in his interview. When asked by Tokyo Sports who his dream opponent in the WWE would be, Omega said, “AJ Styles [would be my dream WWE match].”
Continuing to talk about why he did not sign with WWE, he said, “But, for example, you have wrestlers saying, ‘I want to go to Wrestlemania.’ The WrestleMania for me was Tokyo Dome. My biggest dream has already come true. From now on, I want to concentrate on not only myself but wrestling overall. I do not want to imitate what I did in [New Japan]. I want to show my favorite professional wrestling to the world and I will in AEW. Of course, I love Japan. I still live here and I like wrestling in Japan. But I could not do much more in New Japan now.“
[H/T to Wrestling Inc for the translation]
Kenny Omega faces Chris Jericho at AEW's Double or Nothing in May while AJ Styles is rumored to be heading to WrestleMania to face Randy Orton.