Wrestling in Japan is not for everyone because of the intense, physical style that most matches there are done and Kenny Omega tells about the worst bump he has ever taken.
In an interview with “A Music Blog, Yea?” Omega talked about trying to be safe in matches and not risking injury on most occasions.
"I always try to be safe, even when something looks dangerous, it actually isn't to me,” Omega said. “I don't like to risk- I'm actually not a tough guy at all, make no mistake about it, so I'm not going to do something that I'm scared of. So, if something looks dangerous, at the time, I didn't think it was because I'm the first person to cower away from a risk of injury, if there seems to be one."
The NJPW star did talk about the worst bump of his career: a match against Kota Ibushi at the DDT Budokan 2012 show in which Omega admitted still gets scared when looking back at the footage of the match.
"It was 2012, I main event a match in Budokan Arena...I wanted to pull out all the stops, so there was this one move in the match where I took a Frankensteiner – or Hurricanrana, however you'd like to call it – from the top rope to the floor and that was probably, to this day, the most shocking fall that I've ever had to absorb. You feel your insides bounce and hit the top of your rib cage. It was gross and I would never ever do it again, seeing the footage scares me," Omega said.
Here is the bump in question:
(Editor's Note: Ouch.)
Omega is soon awaiting a rematch with IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada for the belt after their first encounter at Wrestle Kingdom 11 garnered widespread attention from the wrestling world.
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