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Kenny Omega fears wrestling is headed towards a monopoly, says WWE is hiring people just to hire them

Kenny Omega via SI.com

Kenny Omega via SI.com

Kenny Omega spoke with UPROXX's Austin Heiberg to talk about his upcoming IWGP Heavyweight Championship match against Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 11 on January 4th. During the interview, Omega commented on WWE signing several top ROH and NJPW stars over the last few years. 2016 began with WWE signing AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows after their contracts with New Japan Pro Wrestling had expired and then throughout the year the company signed other talents.

Omega stated that it seems that wrestling is headed towards a monopoly. He noted that WWE is hiring people just to hire them and that he is happy for those who receive a paycheck from WWE. “A lot of my good friends are now receiving work and receiving money. But sadly, a lot of those people are signing with WWE just to ride the pine. You can’t put all these guys on TV.”

Despite Omega being happy for those who are enjoying their time with WWE, he noted that it impacts other promotions. He stated that everyone would get signed by WWE and that all of these indy promotions will have to shut their doors because WWE is signing everyone and that everyone is going to lose an option. He wants options for wrestlers. He compared WWE to McDonald's and other wrestling promotions to other burger restaurants. He wants to try something new or go to a different place than McDonald's (WWE). “People who are wanting something more out of their programming. That’s what I want to provide for people in 2017."

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This is a good interview, and you can read it here.