Kenny Omega is one of the hottest products in pro wrestling right now and Dave Meltzer said he might even be the greatest wrestler in the world on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. Omega has wrestled the best with the world outside of WWE and he’s looking for his next batch of opponents.
Omega will be participating in the G1 Climax Tournament after a brutal match with Ishii at the G1 USA Tournament where he won the first-ever IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. But after the G1 Climax Tournament is over Meltzer says Kenny Omega will be looking to defend his newly won title and it will probably be in Ring Of Honor. Apparently, Kenny Omega is flirting with a few opponents but Dave said he’s pulling for Will Ospreay. The two had an amazing match in PWG and it is reported they are looking to recreate that magic.
New Japan is making some big moves in the United States and it is said there will be even more traction very soon. The Japanese wrestling company will be opening an office and gym in Los Angeles and there is talk of them running a show in New Orleans as well.
Apparently, it finally dawned on New Japan just how much business they could do in the United States when the lines at the merchandise stand at their G1 USA shows were an hour and a half long and they sold out practically all of their merchandise on the first night.
The American pro wrestling audiences need this kind of sports entertainment stateside. New Japan’s hard-hitting storytelling is second to none and while there are other promotions that can try and rival their overall roster there’s just no recreating the feel of a New Japan match.
There are plans of coming back to Los Angeles for more shows and their television network, AXS was thrilled with the results. AXS will be playing eight hours of programming from New Japan’s G1 USA shows on Friday night. It starts at 4:20 pm EST and will go until midnight.
Needless to say, if you’re not watching New Japan you probably should be.