Alan Angels: I Owe My Career To Three Or Four People And Kenny Omega Is Definitely One Of Them

Alan Angels says he owes his career to Kenny Omega.

Although Alan Angels was making waves on the independent scene before COVID-19 struck, the former Dark Order member was truly introduced to the world whenever he got the chance to face off with Kenny Omega on the April 22, 2020 edition of AEW Dynamite. Despite the fact that Angels was put in the role due to the AEW roster shortage, he made the most out of it and eventually earned himself an AEW contract.

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In a new interview with Fightful, Angels discussed how important that match was to his career and even went as far as to say that Kenny Omega is one of the people he owes his career to.

"The first one, I haven't signed yet. It was the second show during the pandemic, the first time I was there, the Norcross show, literally 15 minutes down the street from where I lived at the time. We did the first day, it went fine. That night. I was told that I was probably going to wrestle Kenny Omega. I was like, 'Oh shit,' and I freaked out and worked out all night. I have some dumbbells in my basement, and all the gyms were shut down. Just worked out in my basement all night, freaking out. The perception of the match, everything went great, I thought. Everybody on Twitter, they felt one way about it or another, I know I have all my haters out there, it's no big deal, I don't give a fuck. I love watching people online freak out about stuff. Honestly, I owe my career to three or four people and Kenny is definitely on that list. The second match was an even bigger deal, in my head, because it was in front of 10,000 people or however many. It was so much fun and Kenny is such a genius. He gets the business, he's legit one of the best performers of our generation, if not ever. To be in the ring with him twice, it was great."

The second bout took place on the Nov 3, 2021 episode of Dynamite, right before Kenny Omega lost his AEW World Championship to Hangman Adam Page at the Full Gear pay-per-view. To see Fightful's recent interview with Omega, click here.

Elsewhere in the interview, Angels revealed to Fightful that he is set to depart All Elite Wrestling due to a contract expiration. Angels also turned down a per-appearance deal to stay with the promotion. To learn more, click here.

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