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Kenny Omega Not Offended By Roman Reigns Calling Himself the Best In-Ring Performer

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 01/12/18


Kenny Omega discussed Roman Reigns calling himself the best in-ring performer today and more in a new interview with Bleacher Report. Highlights are below:

On Roman Reigns calling himself the best in-ring performer today: “I don’t know if Roman was put up to saying a comment like that from a social media team or if it was something that he consciously thought of himself. But I thought it was pretty smart of him to do—to say—that, because it became instantaneously a topic that people were talking about. And just because it sounds so ridiculous. You know what I mean? By no means do I actually think he believes in those words. There’s no possible way.”

On the interest in Reigns’ comments: “I don’t have to feel like I have to speak up about it. It is what it is, and I understand that it’s a fun thing for fans to generate interest in the product. I take absolutely zero offense in him saying it. Especially since it’s quite clear that the fact of the matter is much, much different.”

On having his match with Chris Jericho happen after his crosspromotional idea with The New Day fell through: “We really wanted to do something with a New Day, who was—at that time—they were sort of the hottest trio in all professional wrestling. And not only that, we were friends with the guys. So we had really thought it’d be cool to go up and above everyone’s heads and make the appeal that we wanted to make this match happen. I’d sort of been discouraged of ever trying to create a cross promotional match. The New Day angle fell flat on its face. I just sort of thought that from here on in, trying to even challenge WWE guys, if there was no payoff, there’s no reason for it. It would’ve been dumb. So I never thought the Chris Jericho thing would actually become anything.”