Ahead of his “Alpha vs. Omega” match with Chris Jericho at the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Wrestle Kingdom 12 event at the Tokyo Dome in Japan in January, IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega spoke with WSVN-TV Entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.
On WWE telling he and The Young Bucks to stop using the “Too Sweet” hand gesture: “We don’t need Too Sweet. We never did. They think that by taking away Too Sweet they’ve crippled us somehow. Like ‘Oh, we’re really sticking it to them, now they’re not going to sell any merchandise.’ It’s not the case. We couldn’t care less.”
On his Wrestle Kingdom 12 match against Chris Jericho: “It’s a match that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and I don’t mean particularly Chris Jericho, I just mean something of that magnitude. If I couldn’t be in the main event, which I couldn’t this year, I still wanted the chance to steal the show. I still wanted the chance to be the match that was talked about. So Chris Jericho has given me just that opportunity and together I really hope we can make even more headlines before the show and even after the show.”
Check out the complete Kenny Omega interview with Chris Van Vliet at YouTube.com.