Kenny Omega Addresses Criticism Over AEW Women's Division Getting Little TV Time

AEW IMPACT |By Matt Boone |Wed, January 20, 2021 - 11:32AM EST
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AEW World Champion Kenny Omega spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the discussion.

On the working relationship between AEW and IMPACT Wrestling: “I went to Impact, [Lucha Libre] AAA [Worldwide] and back to AEW, so I have been able to see three different rosters—all incredibly talented, regardless of what fans say is the best. As a performer, I’d love to work with each and every one of them. It’s exciting that we’ve blown the doors wide open and there are all these potential opponents. I just hope as we present these new matches, the fans enjoy watching them as [much as] we enjoy performing them.”

On working with Don Callis on TV as of late: “For a long time, I thought Don was one of the most psychologically gifted professional wrestlers. For him to become [disenchanted] with pro wrestling and come back years later—he had a lot of catching up to do, but he [ended up] one of the greatest pro wrestling commentators in New Japan, and as an executive at Impact Wrestling, he turned their business around as well. I knew linking up with me—someone who had big goals—[meant] we weren’t going to take failure as an answer.”

On whether or not the women's division will get more TV time in AEW: “I think we are taking baby steps. We have hungry performers who are passionate about getting a chance to do their best. Passion speaks to me more than the performance of a maneuver, and right now, our women are really chomping at the bit to get these TV spots. They’re all training hard. Our roster keeps getting better. [No one has] lost their passion. They are still striving for that big goal, which is for the women’s division to get more time. I’ll have the biggest smile on my face the day we get it. I know we will.”

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