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Kenny Omega on facing Kazuchika Okada at Dominion, his goals for NJPW, more

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Kenny Omega on facing Kazuchika Okada at Dominion, his goals for NJPW, more

Kenny Omega recently spoke with ESPN about his career. During the interview, he was asked about his upcoming rematch with Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title at NJPW Dominion on June 11th. Omega and Okada put on a fantastic match five months ago in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 11 at the Tokyo Dome.

“If I’m going to give you a personal opinion, I would say that, I personally think it’s too soon to revisit that match. I would have liked to just let that performance be, come back to it at a later date. But there comes a time in business when it’s just important to move numbers, put asses in seats, as the saying goes, and you have to come out guns blazing. I knew eventually there would be a second match, regardless of how good or bad it was. I think there’s going to be a third, I still think there’s going to be an Omega-Okada four. I’ve been called to duty sooner than I would have liked to have been and I’m put into a situation where that match is still very fresh in everyone’s minds.”

Omega has expressed his views on wanting to elevate New Japan Pro Wrestling in the past and continued to explain his goals that he thinks will help the promotion.

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“I really want to be an integral part of the New Japan brand in the United States and other countries, for that matter, too. I feel that I have a certain versatility that other wrestlers do not. I think that, as an all-around wrestler, even as an all-around human being, I am someone who could accept the responsibility and not drop the ball in this particular situation and I’m not afraid to fail. Being able to man that ship would be an incredible honor and I feel that with me doing it, it’s a no-fail situation. Whereas, if someone else is trusted with the responsibility of doing it, I don’t know how it would go. But, I have a very precise vision that I can’t see failing and I really want to be the guy to give my all and make this thing truly worldwide.”

Omega also talked about North American fans getting to see NJPW at a normal time of day and more. You can read the entire interview here.






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