Kenny Omega Says Ilja Dragunov Is His Favorite Wrestler To Watch, Believes They Could Create Magic

Kenny Omega praises Ilja Dragunov.

Kenny Omega is widely considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers ever with a library of classic matches against the likes of Will Ospreay, Kazuchika Okada, Bryan Danielson, and more.

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Ilja Dragunov is considered one of the best active wrestlers, turning in standout performances as NXT Champion and highly regarded match against GUNTHER in the past.

Speaking on his Twitch stream, Kenny Omega was asked who he enjoys watching in the ring.

"Dragunov. There are some folks that are active and great, but I've seen so much of them. I don't want to say that I don't enjoy watching them because I've seen them so much, but sometimes you get used to it. Dragunov is great. I think Claudio [Claudio Castagnoli] is the total package. He's one of the great wrestlers on the planet. Watching Claudio do incredible feats of strength, you never know what you're going to get from a Claudio match because he's so versatile. When you get Claudio going crazy, it's a sight to behold.

"Talking about Dragunov, I've been doing this for close to 25 years, after 25 years, you've seen it done and done it all, at least all the things you want to do, or almost anyway, there are a couple things timing-wise that you can never do them. You've seen things to a point where it's hard to get excited. Sometimes you need help from a person you're wrestling to lift you up and take you to that special place. Usually, what does that for me is that I'm in there with someone very hungry. When I wrestle a guy like Will Ospreay, he's incredibly gifted athletically, and people say favorable things about him. I think he wants to answer the call for those people. For the people that think he's the best, he wants to be the best he can be. For him to want to be the best, it lifts me up to that level to allow that. I feel that Dragunov, without me knowing who he is, he has that special element about him where he would bring the fight to the point where we would go to that magical place where we're trading blows and having fans really believe in everything we do and really giving it all. I think it would be a great match."

Omega is currently sidelined after being diagnosed with diverticulitis in December.

Fans can find Omega's comments about his recovery by clicking here.

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