Kenny Omega is not only considered one of the best wrestlers of his generation, and all time, but he is highly regarded for his storytelling before, during, and after matches.
The last time fans saw Omega in the ring, he was wrapping up arguably the best story in AEW history as he and Hangman Page concluded their arc that saw Hangman win the AEW World Championship. Omega has taken time off since the bout to deal with a laundry list of injuries that includes shoulder and knee issues.
Appearing on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel, Omega discussed how his physical abilities might be declining after the injuries, when it was noted to him "you don't need good knees to tell a good story."
Omega agreed, saying, "That is why I was confident doing everything throughout the Hangman story. That was a story about human lives. I feel as wrestling has progressed, it's become less about those, a lot. If we just become physical vessels that are supposed to throw each other at the wall until everyone goes 'kersplat' and don't get up again, that's the kind of wrestling I can't do anymore and when I have to know that it's time to pack it in. We're going there already and there are people trying to convince you that those are the best matches and five star matches. We have to be careful."
Omega continued, saying that good stories aren't impossible to tell, but the business is changing.
"It's not to say it isn't possible, I just feel, this entire generation is gearing towards that one side of things. Now that the athlete in wrestling is of a higher level and there's less emphasis on character and physical presence, as difficult as it is to be that athletic daredevil in the ring, we have so many gifted and natural athletes that it actually is the easier route. Peak satisfaction, for a lot of fans, is when they do get those storylines and when those storylines pay off. Maybe some fans have forgotten about that, but I would like to have the chance to remind them when I come back while hopefully still being able to deliver in the ring," he said.
Omega has waxed poetic on "the athletic route" before when discussing Will Ospreay and his "20 five star matches and no one remembers." You can find his full comments by clicking here.
It is unknown when Omega will return to the ring.
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