Kenny gives an interesting take on the meaning of tag team wrestling.
This past January on day two of NJPW's 'New Beginning' in Sapporo after losing the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship to "Switchblade" Jay White, a series of events involving Bullet Club unfolded that led to Kenny Omega being given a "Cross-Rhodes" and left laying in the middle of the ring. Coming to Omega's aid was his longtime partner, former rival and lover Kota Ibushi. The former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions reunited after years of going about their separate careers and both have since joined forces with The Young Bucks to form 'The Elite' version of Bullet Club.
The current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega is currently in the midst of trying to go to distance in the G1 Climax 28 tournament but along the way he spoke with 'Mel Magazine' and during the interview Omega dove into why there is not a deeper story being told as to why two people would actually want to team up with one another as reflected by the story of the Golden Lovers.
“Regardless of the sexual orientation between the two male characters [in the Ibushi storyline], it’s based upon a deep camaraderie. We have that everywhere." Omega said. "The type of camaraderie you see in the backstage area, in the locker room of the arena. There’s a lot of deep emotional connections between wrestlers. Those are the types of relationships where the two wrestlers have each other’s back and make sure they aren’t going loony. Making sure you’re waking up in the morning to make your flight and all that. It’s strange that no one has ever decided to explore the depth and the deeper meaning behind why two people would tag together, why two people would hang out together. I never meant it to be something revolutionary. I just meant for it to be real.”
Both Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi are looking to route their way through the G1 Climax 28. To take a look at the updated standings in the tournament, check out Fightful's article about the topic.