A new interview by Vice Sports on Omega reveals some interesting facts about one of the fastest rising stars in the world today. He also gave some unique comments on his thoughts on the state of professional wrestling.
One thing that Omega prides himself on is being a guy who tells an amazing story. He says that there must be a storyline within a match, otherwise it’s nothing special.
“In the end, a story is a story is a story. I don’t want to just have a wrestling match. Because what is a wrestling match? It’s nothing,” said Omega. “The people I’m trying to wrestle for are the everyday people. The everyday person that has a wide array of likes and dislikes. The type of person that would go to a movie theatre and they don’t always want to see one genre.”
As mentioned, his match with Okada has received rave reviews from the fans around the world. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter even gave it a “six star” rating; the only other match that he has given this accolade to was a contest between Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada.
“What’s more important to me, less than the match rating itself, I mean, I feel like, and I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I feel like at any point in time I can have a highly-rated match with almost anyone, because I know how these rating scales play. And I know how a lot of internet fans view matches, what they’re looking for and how they rate things,” Omega explained. “What’s more important is getting these matches highly rated and critically acclaimed by wrestling in my preferred style.”
Many fans have speculated that Omega will eventually be making his way to WWE, but he continues to deny those rumors. However, he guarantees that if given the right opportunity, he could create some magical moments with the company.
“There are certainly factors, people there that I feel like I should tangle with, that would be an intriguing story,” Omega said of WWE. “It’s up to them. I wasn’t able to tell my greatest stories in New Japan until they trusted me to run with the ball, either. It’s a two-way street. If they give me a blank slate, and they give me a brush and they say paint your greatest picture ever, take as much time as you need and use whatever colours you want, I can guarantee them that I will give them a classic. However, if they give me a Post-it note and a piece or charcoal and say here’s five minutes, I’ll do what I can, but it may not be a classic.”
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