Kenny Omega: ‘If My Motivation Was Money, I Would Already Be In WWE’

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Don’t expect to see Kenny Omega in WWE anytime soon. The Business Times (via 411 Mania) did a fantastic interview with the current IWGP Champion, and the topic of World Wrestling Entertainment inevitably came up. He discussed why he isn’t currently in the promotion, his future with Chris Jericho, and even talked about how he picked up the Japanese language.

Why he’s not in WWE:

I am sort of very much a part of representing an alternative. If my motivation was money, I would already be in the WWE. 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. There’s a certain kind of 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.

If he’ll ever join WWE:

It’s a tough question. It’s not just about the money. It’s about having the creative outlet.

On Chris Jericho:

I feel like there’s more to our story and not everything is finished between us.

His NJPW run as Champion:

A lot of championship runs in New Japan feel the same, look the same. It’s just one person in singles matches on the same shows every year. It’s not that it’s boring, it’s fine. I have the ability to do different things and so I want to show a different title run. I can do the singles matches, it’s easy but other people can do that too. I want to show what only I can do.

For even more, check out the full interview. Let us know in the comments if you want to see a Kenny Omega WWE run!

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