AEW superstar Kenny Omega recently spoke with Sports Illustrated to hype his world title matchup with Jon Moxley on next week’s “Winter Is Coming” edition of Dynamite on TNT. Highlights are below.
Says he plans on putting on a PPV level bout against Moxley next week:
My goal is to put a pay per view caliber match on TV next week. On the same token, I want another pay per view match with Moxley in the future. I don’t want to write an entire book in one match, but I hope this is a great chapter.
Talks his feud with Okada and how Moxley presents a different type of challenge:
I’m never in competition with myself, and I’m never trying to compare someone who is very unique like Moxley to another competitor that is also very unique. I’m not going to compare building to building, I’m not going to compare fan base to fan base. I don’t think that’s fair. For me, the reason I’m in AEW right now is because I wanted a new challenge. What I wasn’t trying to do was create an environment or a situation where I was competing with the New Japan Kenny Omega. I’m not trying to structure things the way I would structure with Okada. I’m not trying to find a new Okada, Moxley has his own qualities that make him special. Stylistically, they are so different.
Says there will most definitely be an Omega vs. Moxley III:
When I went to the Okada match at the Tokyo Dome, for me, it was all or nothing. I didn’t think there would be an Okada-Omega II or III or IV. I thought that was my only chance on a stage like that. In AEW, I knew there, even during my ‘Lights Out’ match against Moxley last year [at Full Gear], that there would be another match down the road. I would love for this story to lend itself to the other chapters in the series. Regardless of how this match goes, we’re committed to this project. There probably is going to be an Omega-Moxley III somewhere down the road.
On his new supplement brand:
I’m representing a brand that can help people perform better, and that’s so cool. I’ve been able to work in areas outside of wrestling where I have a genuine interest. I’ve done work with anime companies, I’ve done a lot of video game work, and now to get into the world of sports supplementation and nutrition, it means a lot to me. There are a lot of safe supplements, and that helps create better athletes.
Thinks collaboration with NJPW would be good for the world following a rough 2020:
Now more than ever, with the entire world struggling, we could really make lemonade out of lemons by putting forth our best efforts for a collaborative effort. That’s the great thing about pro wrestling. A lot of people are in this business because they love making people happy. There are a lot of us in wrestling right now that want nothing more than to make fans happy. We get lost in our own fantasy booking talking about how cool it would be to team up, and there are restrictions in the world right now, but maybe down the road.