Scott D'Amore has no problem with Kenny Omega but knows that his roster feels differently.
Kenny Omega has been champion of IMPACT Wrestling since defeating Rich Swann at Rebellion in April. In that time, he had defended his championship against Moose and competed on several episodes of IMPACT.
Now, ahead of his biggest defense yet against Sami Callihan, IMPACT executive, Scott D'Amore has nothing but positive comments for his world champion despite the fact that Kenny represents another organization.
Speaking with Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone, Scott admitted that Kenny has been a legitimate champion but says he's in for the fight of his life with Sami Callihan
“I personally have never had a problem with Kenny Omega representing IMPACT as our world’s champion because he is, if not the best, he’s right there. And I’ve known Kenny, we were together in Japan when I had a cup of coffee and hanging with the Bullet Club and Kenny was there. I saw it, and when you strip back all of the BS and all of the posturing and everything else, Kenny is a driven athlete that wants to be the very best. I knew that if Kenny Omega was the IMPACT World Champion, he was going to do that proudly and he takes great, great pride in going out there and being the best, and he takes great pride in being a champion. I knew I would have to put up with non-stop nonsense from my still good buddy, even though he’s not my co-worker, Don Callis, I knew he’d be playing his games and Kenny can be a lot to handle sometimes,” D’Amore said, “but I also knew that he’d show up and deliver and he’d be a true world champion, and he has been that.
“So I have no issue with Kenny being the World Champion—however, that seems to be in the minority when you go around the IMPACT Wrestling locker room and the office,” D’Amore stated. “There’s definitely a sentiment right now, the term that people keep using is ‘bring the title back home.’”
He'd conclude, “Sami Callihan is focused and obsessed with being remembered. That’s what he’s trying to do. He’s trying to be remembered, and right now,” D’Amore noted, “what he’s focused on is being remembered for going out there and destroying Kenny Omega, getting his revenge on Don Callis for the years of problems they’ve had, and restoring order in IMPACT. I think the stage is set for an amazing main event on Saturday at Slammiversary.”
Fightful will have live coverage of IMPACT Slammiversary this Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. eastern time.