Kenny Omega interview highlights

Kenny Omega Talks About His First Match Back Being A Challenge, Feeling Good About Return


Kenny Omega recently appeared as a guest on Busted Open Radio on SiriusXM to promote himself and The Young Bucks taking on Will Ospreay and Aussie Open in the finals of the AEW Trios Tag-Team Championship Tournament on tonight’s edition of AEW Dynamite on TBS from the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

During the discussion, “The Cleaner” spoke about how he feels good about his return to the squared circle in All Elite Wrestling, as well as how his first match back was a challenge, but thankfully one that he came out of unscathed.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where touches on these topics with his thoughts ahead of tonight’s AEW ALL OUT 2022 “go-home” edition of AEW Dynamite on TBS.

On how he has been feeling pretty good about his in-ring return: “Pretty good. It’s a lot like riding a bike, getting back in the ring. It wasn’t too long until I felt comfortable again, but it was a unique scenario where, I was getting back in the ring for the first time after a long hiatus against three incredibly talented luchadors. Every area of the world, every culture, has their own take on wrestling and the way they go about performing pro wrestling.”

On how his first match back was challenging but he fortunately came out of it unscathed: “To come back to a scenario where I’m not really doing conventional pro wrestling in North America, and I’m in there with luchadors and people of a high lucha influence, it was a challenge. It was very cool, very fun, I ended up coming out of it unscathed, which is nice. I didn’t bang up anything else. I didn’t get any inkling or feeling that there wasn’t something that wasn’t ready to be back. As long as there were no red flags, for me, I’m just going to keep easing back into things without biting off more than I can chew.”

Check out the complete episode of Busted Open Radio featuring the Kenny Omega interview, as well as new interviews with Tony Khan and others, by visiting Apple.com. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.

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