New Japan Pro Wrestling Star and probably one of the most popular wrestlers outside of WWE Kenny Omega recently appeared on Edge and Christians podcast E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness. We have some highlights below for you of that interview.
“Even coming in to going to developmental, my end goal and the place I always wanted to be was Japan still, so I went into developmental wishing I could be in Japan or at least having experienced that first. Looking back at it now, maybe I wasn’t mature enough or I couldn’t… I mean, I loved wrestling and it was such a passion of mine to… and I mean the artistic and creative part of wrestling and actually the act of doing it. I didn’t love the business part of it, if that makes sense.”
On the reason why he decided to leave WWE’s developmental system:
“I wrote some stuff out and I didn’t hear anything back. They didn’t even go, ‘that sucked’ or ‘it was okay’. I heard just nothing and at that point I thought, ‘wow, there really is no light at the end of this tunnel and I really don’t want to be this guy that is miserable sitting on the sidelines wishing he could contribute more.’ And so I thought I still have this faith deep in myself. I do believe there’s something more I can do. So I just wanted to show WWE that I could be someone that could make wrestling a lot of money and be a major player as myself, and I understand at that point in time the broken down 170-pound [version of] Kenny Omega was worthless, so what I wanted to do was build myself back up from the bottom again, actually refined that confidence that I once had, go back to the drawing board and come up with something to make me me, and head back at it.”
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