Kenny Omega: A Wrestler Like No Other
Kenny Omega is the most talked about wrestler in the entire business, for good and bad. Every day, you can see Twitter threads praising his work and others trying to downplay his talent.
Jon Moxley once described Kenny Omega as the Rembrandt of professional wrestling. Moxley is right about comparing Kenny Omega to the famous Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn.
Kenny Omega in the ring is like no other wrestler. His in-ring style is so unique and facilitating to look at. Omega has the amazing ability to make every single strike or move he does look so elegant and devastating, especially his world-renowned V-Trigger.
Jonathan Snowden of Bleacher Report and Wrestle Joy wrote an incredible article about Kenny Omega as an artist worth checking out. In today’s wrestling, its easy to see patterns in all wrestler’s matches. Kazuchika Okada for example, considers Omega and himself as the two best wrestlers in the world. Okada has many similarities of that to Ric Flair and the more you start to notice them, it becomes fascinating and yet repetitive in certain occasions.
Kenny Omega does not have patterns or follows the same structure in his matches. Every single match Kenny Omega has a different from the previous and tells a story to those open to see it. The Omega vs. Okada quartet of matches is considered some of the greatest matches in wrestling and yet each match is different and tells a story that culminated in their last encounter — for now at least.
Kenny Omega is the most complete wrestler you will ever see in today’s wrestling. Omega can perform your typical dramatic main event matches, but also comedy matches that will have you laughing for days, or be part one of the most violent matches is history of AEW. Kenny Omega has no limits in his canvas and that allows him to see things in a different way, and tell stories like no other.
The way Kenny Omega sees wrestling can be misunderstood by fans and critics. Michael Sidgwick and Adam Wilbourn of WhatCulture talk about Omega being misunderstood and debunk several criticisms people give Omega like him not being able to cut a promo.
2020 has been a weird year for professional wrestling and despite that, Omega is a solid contender for Wrestler of the Year. In 2020, Omega has been part of several Match of the Year contenders and let’s not forget about his best match of 2020, the revolution tag team match that may be the greatest tag team match of all-time.
A portion of wrestling fans seem on the mission to debunk the legend that is Kenny Omega. Some people still can’t figure out how Omega and The Elite were able to become stars outside of the WWE monopoly after years of WWE telling fans you can only be a star in WWE. Wrestling history will be kind to Kenny Omega. With no doubts, Omega will be remembered in the top tier of wrestling legends.
Future generations of wrestlers will study Omega’s work closely and understand what made him so different to other wrestlers of his generation.
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