Daniel Bryan: Kenny Omega Looks At Wrestling Differently Than Anyone Else

Daniel Bryan and Kenny Omega have only met once in singles competition, way back in 2009 at PWG One Hundred.

The match was not what anyone quite expected as it was interrupted by a performance of John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

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Speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom's Basement, Bryan recalled his one singles match with the AEW and IMPACT World Champion.

"Kenny Omega then is not Kenny Omega now. If we did that now and we gave them the John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt bit, it wouldn't fly. People wouldn't be happy. At the time, he was lesser known. We were at a hotel and I don't know if he floated the idea, but we just started riffing about this thing and I laughed about it. [He] was like, 'No, what if we actually do it?' 'What are you saying to me?' That's one of the things that I have a lot of respect for Kenny Omega because it's not just the great matches, it's also that he looks at wrestling differently than anyone else. Say like the Young Bucks. You can see their take on wrestling. It's a genius take off the wrestling they loved when they were younger and evolving from that. That's why it resonates with so many people when they wrestle. Kenny, it doesn't have previous evolution. It's this completely new thing that enters his head that he's daring to try. When I finally agreed to do it, I don't remember anything else about the match. I don't know if the rest of it was good. I wasn't convinced it would work. We did it and the crowd went nuts for it," Bryan recalled.

Bryan was victorious in the 2009 bout between the two.

Excalibur, who was on commentary for the bout, also spoke to Robbie Fox about the clash and recalled his experience while calling the match. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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