Kenny Omega Responds To Roman Reigns’ “Best In-Ring Performer” Comments, Being Discouraged About Crosspromotional Matches

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Kenny Omega Responds To Roman Reigns’ “Best In-Ring Performer” Comments, His Match w/ Jericho Working Out After

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Kenny Omega recently spoke with Bleacher Report; you can read a few highlights below:

Kenny Omega comments on Roman Reigns calling himself the best in-ring performer today on Straight To The Source

“I don’t know if Roman was put up to saying a comment like that from a social media team or if it was something that he consciously thought of himself. But I thought it was pretty smart of him to do—to say—that, because it became instantaneously a topic that people were talking about. And just because it sounds so ridiculous. You know what I mean?

By no means do I actually think he believes in those words. There’s no possible way.”

Omega continued, saying he gets the interest in the original comments: 

“I don’t have to feel like I have to speak up about it. It is what it is, and I understand that it’s a fun thing for fans to generate interest in the product. I take absolutely zero offense in him saying it.

“Especially since it’s quite clear that the fact of the matter is much, much different.”

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Omega comments on having his match with Chris Jericho work out after his crosspromotional idea with The New Day fell through: 

“We really wanted to do something with a New Day, who was—at that time—they were sort of the hottest trio in all professional wrestling. And not only that, we were friends with the guys. So we had really thought it’d be cool to go up and above everyone’s heads and make the appeal that we wanted to make this match happen.

I’d sort of been discouraged of ever trying to create a cross promotional match. The New Day angle fell flat on its face. I just sort of thought that from here on in, trying to even challenge WWE guys, if there was no payoff, there’s no reason for it. It would’ve been dumb. So I never thought the Chris Jericho thing would actually become anything.”

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