During the interview, he was asked about some fans being critical of the way that he’s been booked in AEW thus far.
At one point, the decision was made to have him go on a losing streak while under the banner of All Elite Wrestling. This comes after he had a stellar run in NJPW before joining the promotion.
“[Laughs] It’s funny because I feel like when people … I could compare it to when your favorite player perhaps gets traded to another team,” said Omega. “When your favorite player gets traded to another team, and he’s initially not the top scorer or leading in assists or playing the way that he used to play like he did for the home team, your team, it’s easy to criticize them and say that you made a big mistake, and that you’ll never be the same guy again and that it’s all downhill.
“Because I decided to take a different path in my career, because I’m not doing these long, drawn-out 45 [minute] to one-hour matches in singles competition, it doesn’t mean that I’m not the same guy. This isn’t about tooting my own horn, but it’s like I’m now helping run a company that has live television every Wednesday. I’m part of a very successful tag team with “Hangman” Adam Page, a guy that I have a lot of chemistry with. And I’m existing within a division of guys that are amongst the top of all the tag teams on all of the planet and showing that it takes more than just having a good, long singles match to be called the best in the world.”