Kenny Omega Reveals Why He Hasn't Signed With WWE

WWE's loss has been NJPW, and others', gain...

It feels like ever since AJ Styles made a success of himself in WWE, fans the world over have been begging for Kenny Omega to do the same. However, while the rumour and innuendo has persisted over the past few years, the now former Bullet Club man has resisted WWE's advances.

Now, in an interview with The Business Times, The Best Bout Machine has spoken about why he has decided against a move to WWE - it's a decision that means more than just money as he looks to show the world there are alternatives to the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.

“If my motivation was money, I would already be in the WWE,” said Omega. “I was down on the current product and I wanted to create a style and have matches that my friends, my family and other athletes could watch and enjoy.”

He followed that up by explaining what his mission statement is in terms of professional wrestling: "There’s a certain kind of wrestling fan that will only like a certain style. They think that’s the right way, and that’s okay, but I’m not trying to impress those people. Those people are already kind of set in their ways. I’m trying to open the world to a different style, what pro wrestling has the potential to be.

“When I was growing up, I thought there was only WWE. That’s it. One promotion in the world. And then, as I grew up, I found that there’s local wrestling. There’s WCW, there’s ECW. In Mexico, there are the luchadores. And then, finally, I realised there’s wrestling in Japan.

"I think for many people, they think there’s one giant promotion and that’s all that there is. It must be the best. But as they expand their palate and their horizons, they realize that, oh, there’s other wrestling out there. They might not necessarily like it more but it’s an option now.”

So there we have it. 'The WWE way' isn't the best in Omega's eyes, and he's going to make sure that he's at the forefront of showing the world what could be better alternatives.

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