In a recent media conference call to promote the upcoming G1 Special at the Cow Palace on July 7th, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega spoke with members of the media about a number of recent relevant topics.
Among them was his style in the ring and how transitioning into the WWE, where he might not be able to do the things that make him the highly-talked-about performer that he is these days. Regarding that subject, Omega had an interesting take.
“It’s funny there’s this idea where Kenny is only good because he can do what he wants and he gets time. Well, everyone else through those doors had had time and opportunity. Why didn’t they do anything special?”
“I actually work better within restrictions,” the IWGP Heavyweight Champion continued. “When you leave everything wide open things tend to get a little convoluted. So when you give me those restrictions and I start to use my brain creatively to work around those that’s when things get interesting.
“I mean no, you’re not going to get a seven-star match or six or five in a seven-minute segment but I always do the best I can to make that segment memorable and entertaining and I think that’s always the name of the game.”
Omega would elaborate, explaining how he would go out of his way to make sure that even in WWE, he would be able to do the things necessary to satisfy the expectations his fans have when they watch him perform.
“The thing is too it’s like, ‘hey if you ever go to WWE what are you gonna do if you only get five minutes?’ I mean sure you’d have nights like that but would I take a contract with WWE if I were not gonna be able to show the best of Kenny Omega? That would be a disservice to fans to professional wrestling, it would be a disservice to my own career all the hard work I put in.”
Omega continued, “I would for sure make sure that I was able to show the best of what I do and that requires a little bit of time. So yeah, things like that don’t really worry me I think I would be fine.”
H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing some of the quotes from the media call featuring Kenny Omega.