Don Callis says had AEW not been formed, he and Scott D'Amore would have worked hard to bring Kenny Omega into IMPACT.
Don Callis and Kenny Omega have known each other for years. Kenny’s uncle, The Golden Sheik, was Don Callis’ trainer early in his career as Don reveals in a new tell-all with Fight Game Media.
Their bond early on in life led Kenny to suggest that Don work the commentary table for New Japan-Pro Wrestling where Don called many of Kenny's biggest matches such as the match against Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 12.
“Family connection aside, I knew Don and his perspective would be a fresh take on commentary for New Japan. As a huge fan of Japanese pro wrestling, one thing I knew couldn’t be touched was the passion of the Japanese commentary. Whether you understand the language or not you feel the passion for the matches they call. Don in the same way elevated all of my major performances in New Japan with moments that were just as special as the moves being performed in the ring. It’s all part of the production and part of what makes a good match a great match, or a great match, a classic,” Kenny says.
Don Callis, who just appeared on commentary for Kenny's match against Adam Page at AEW Full Gear, would go on to say that had the upstart promotion not been formed, he would have done all he could to bring “The Cleaner” to IMPACT Wrestling.
“I’ll say this: If AEW had not come into play … Kenny Omega would have come into Impact Wrestling. Not that he ever agreed to it, but it’s something that Scott D’Amore and I would have made happen.”
Following Full Gear, Tony Khan revealed that he would like to work more with Don and IMPACT in the future. Learn more at this link.