Internationally heralded New Japan Pro Wrestling reigning and defending IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and leader of the Bullet Club Kenny Omega is currently highly regarded by vastly credible Professional Wrestling media outletPWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) as one of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers in the entire world today.
In addition, Kenny Omega’s popularity around the globe continues to grow thereafter New Japan Pro Wrestling’s most recent debut two-date tour in the United States for the G1 Special in the USA coupled alongside Kenny Omega’s universal reputation for continuously delivering memorable classic matches which steal the show in the globally revered New Japan Pro Wrestling; Kenny Omega appeared as a special guest on WWE Superstar, bestselling Published Author, TV Presenter andFozzy frontman Chris Jericho’s hit podcast “Talk Is Jericho” to inspirationally discuss his career and life.
Kenny Omega’s classic match with Kazuchika Okada at Dominion 6.11 inside the world famous Osaka-jó Hall on June 11, 2017, scored a rating of 6 ¼ stars and is now officially the highest-rated Professional Wrestling match in history. Omega has also had a 6 star rated match with Kazuchika Okada at the Wrestle Kingdom 11 – which is New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s equivalent of WWE WrestleMania – and a classic 5-star match with Tetsuya Naito. Kenny Omega has faced very talented opponents throughout his successful career such as: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
The globally revered Bullet Club, a highly talented group of villainous foreigners have single-handedly revolutionized, dominated and taken over New Japan Pro Wrestling with their boldly assertive actions and in-ring excellence. The Bullet Club appeared in PlayStation 4 smash hit “Tekken 7 after New Japan Pro Wrestling officially agreed to a high-profile exclusive media partnership with “Tekken 7”; Kenny Omega is also the leader of a very powerful group called The ELITE with The Young Bucks.
New Japan Pro Wrestling is the largest-ever Professional Wrestling organization in the history of Asia and was founded by the legendary Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist and Politician, Antonio Inoki; Antonio Inoki faced Muhammad Ali in the infamous and legendary first-ever Professional Wrestler versus Professional Boxer showdown in Tokyo, Japan in 1976. Moreover, Kenny Omega has made his presence felt in the most credible and widely respected Professional Wrestling organization in the world, whilst forging a legacy.
3-time Award-winning and Future 100 certified In-spire LS Magazine caught up with the internationally regarded reigning and defending IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and leader of the Bullet Club Kenny Omega to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling touring the United States, working with Kazuchika Okada, what inspired the NJPW superstar to get into Professional Wrestling, Cody Rhodes’ high-profile arrival in New Japan Pro Wrestling and much, much more only on In-spire LS Magazine.
Q: First and foremost Kenny, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Special in the USA in Long Beach, California was a great success and continues New Japan Pro Wrestling’s growing appeal in the United States. In your opinion, what do you feel are the fundamental differences between the Japanese professional wrestling fans in contrast to the professional wrestling fans in the United States?
Q: Who have been some of the opponents that you have enjoyed working with most in New Japan Pro Wrestling?
Q: Which professional wrestlers inspired you most growing up?
Q: As the host of hit YouTube series “The Cleaners Corner” you share your passion for video games. What are your favorite video games of all-time?
Omega: It’s easy to say, ‘become IWGP Heavyweight Champion’ is the ultimate goal. But actually, it’s not. What I prioritize much more than that is changing the business. Every performance, match by match, I’m doing my part (as best I can) to spread universal entertainment. My hope is that with both my in-ring performances and side projects like Being The Elite, current fans and non-fans alike can find something to enjoy when they watch. Whether they laugh, cry, become inspired and motivated. As long as they feel something and want to watch again, it’s a step in the right direction for Pro Wrestling.
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