"The Cleaner" Kenny Omega is held in high regard for his work as leader of Bullet Club, his matches with Okada, and more. Earlier in his career, however, Omega was known for some of his more comedic matches.
In an interview with Sean Waltman on X-Pac 1,2,360, Omega recalled some of his favorite matches that many haven't seen.
"Some of my favorites, we would have this thing called a Rock-N-Roll Death Match and it’s some of my proudest work there (DDT) but can never be shown because of copyright factors. You wrestle a match and at random… music would randomly quote unquote play and you have to stop what you’re doing and dance. It sounds like a simple idea but the way that we worked in the dancing into the spots and the types of dances depended on the song. I thought it was really creative and I thought a lot of people would like it and not shit all over it… You could put generic music over the music that we used but for example, when we would wrestle and then the Macarena would turn on it would have to be the Macarena because we’re doing the Macarena know what I mean?," Omega remembered.
Even though the comedic aspects of wrestling have drawn the ire of some, Omega stays steadfast in saying he's proud of the work.
"A lot of people think that comedy is sort of a cop out to not wrestling seriously but I actually would argue that comedy is much more difficult than wrestling seriously because you have to be creative in almost everything that you do if you want the comedy to make sense within the realms of pro wrestling… But to work a good comedy match. To work with a doll and make people believe; to make people bite on the falsies; to make people laugh or say you know this is entertaining; to want them to show their friends, that’s tough to do. And when people ask well aren’t you embarrassed? Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? No I’m not. It’s actually some of my most proudest work," said Omega.
We can't rule out the possibility of Omega returning to form, either. According to Omega, there's a possibility he could face the incredibly popular and recently deceased Daryl, the mascot of LIJ.
"It honestly would be the same exact situation as facing the girl (9yr Old), or Yoshihiko (Blow-Up Doll), where the crow would believe and cheer for Daryl. There is nothing the Daryl could ever do that would make him a heel in that match. I don’t think I would ever do a singles. But if it was for example, myself and the Young Bucks vs Hiromu, Naito, and Daryl, I think it could work. I honestly think it could work. Even just saying that right now all these cool ideas are popping into my head on how we could make it work and actually make it believable as well," said Omega.