BLEACHER REPORT: The Plight of Kenny Omega Makes for AEW’s Best Storyline Yet

BY ERIK BEASTON – SEPTEMBER 6, 2019


kenny-omegaImagine being heralded as the best wrestler on the planet, labeled “The Best Bout Machine,” breaking Dave Meltzer’s fabled rating system and signing with a company you fully expect to be the face of, only to lose the two highest-profile matches you have had in All Elite Wrestling.

That is the reality facing Kenny Omega, the internationally acclaimed performer whose in-ring efforts have earned him praise as one of the greatest to ever lace a pair of boots.

As he embarks on the latest chapter of his career, though, he sits at 1-2 in singles competition, a dismal record in comparison to the high expectations that accompanied his departure from New Japan Pro-Wrestling. While that may sound like a bad thing, Omega’s plight has resulted in the best, most intriguing storyline to come out of AEW.

One of the underlying themes of Omega’s run has been an overwhelming sense of confidence, bordering on hubris. Whether it was his approach to the match with Chris Jericho at Double or Nothing in Las Vegas or overlooking Pac by maintaining his focus on his original All Out opponent, Jon Moxley … Read More HERE

 

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