Kenny Omega wants to right the wrong of The Eliminator tournament.
Earlier today, Tony Khan announced that a challenge was issued for a major match on Dynamite via a paparazzo. It was later revealed that said paparazzo caught up with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega who revealed that he has been vanity searching on the internet and realizes that he is not as popular as he thought he was.
Kenny blames this on the belief that some fans must think he got an easy pass to his title match against Jon Moxley because his first-round match in the tournament was supposed to be against Joey Janela, but Janela had to back out due to exposure to COVID-19. Omega would go on to defeat Sonny Kiss in quick and decisive fashion and would, of course, go on to win the entire tournament.
In the video, released on Twitter, Kenny Omega would challenge Joey Janela to meet him in a hardcore match on the December 16 episode of dynamite and if Joey Janela can win, he will be granted a championship match in the near future.
"I thought I'd do something a little crazy. Take my own internet search function put in 'Kenny Omega,' and see what turns up. You know what I found? Much to my dismay, I found a lot of haters, a lot of doubters. People are telling me I'm not a real champion. I'm not a true champion. I'm not all I'm cracked up to be. Some people even had the gall to say I'm overrated. Okay, let me put your troubles at ease. You guys are wondering what would have happened if I didn't sneak through the back door, what would have happened if maybe I fought all the people that I was meant to fight in the Eliminator tournament. 'What would have happened if it wasn't an unprepared Sonny Kiss if you had gotten a riled up Joey Janela?'
"I know it would happen which is why it didn't even occur to me that this would be an issue. It turns out that it is, and guess what? We have a little bit of time left in the year. So I'm going to give you guys all an early Christmas present. I'm going to give you a one-night Eliminator tournament. If you can beat me, I'll give you a title shot and you know, what I'll also do since I'm bringing Mr. Callis. Go ahead, bring Sonny Kiss. If that isn't enough, if you're worried about the microphone, it's okay. No problem. Let's just make it hardcore. Use whatever you want. I'll just use my skill. Then once I beat you Joe, I'm going to do another search online, and then we're going to really tune into the people. We're going to really listen to see how many complaints on the really left as far as I'm concerned, you're the last blemish on my record and it's not even my fault. So this Wednesday Joey, bring the best that you've got. It's going to be your only chance."
When approached by a paparazzo at the airport today and captured on video, #AEW World Champion @KennyOmegamanX made a challenge for a specific match Live on Wednesday on #AEWDynamite. Here is the challenge: pic.twitter.com/glvfGtqpRC— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 12, 2020
Omega and Janela have met under the circumstances in the past on the very second episode of AEW Dark in 2019. Omega would win that match.
Kenny Omega will have a busy week next week as he will once again be appearing on IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV. Learn more about that at this link.
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