AEW’s Kenny Omega: My Wrestling Style Has A Short Life Expectancy

Omega is currently out of action due to several injuries

Kenny Omega has made a case for being one of the best wrestlers of his generation by putting on some of the most physically intense matches of the last few years across Japan and the USA, working a style that has taken its physical toll on his body.

And Omega himself realises this all too well, telling CBC that his style of wrestling has a very short shelf life:

“I recognised that we all break down," said Omega. "There’s a very short shelf life to this sort of style. You burn the candle at both ends, and all you have to look back at on your body of work is that you pushed yourself athletically, right? Maybe you can pop in a tape, a DVD, a file or whatever at some point in time, say, like, ‘Hey, guys, look, I used to do this back in the day.’ But for me, that wasn’t enough. I was dedicating everything to it. I had lost a lot in my personal life to wrestling. I wanted to make these connections both with the fans and my comrades [in] wrestling, right, my workmates. I didn’t want to do them a disservice by going through all of this mental preparation, this physical preparation, just to have a match that isn’t appreciated in the grand scheme of things.”

Omega is currently out of action, rehabbing several injuries after a hectic 2021 that saw Omega defend the AEW, IMPACT, and AAA World Titles.

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