Wrestler Spotlight: Kenny Omega

Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re taking a look at arguably the greatest wrestler in the world today Kenny Omega, who had a fantastic match at Discovery Wrestling one year ago!

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Photo credit David J Wilson

Alias – Kenny Omega, Scott Carpenter, Young Master Togo
Nicknames – “The Cleaner”, “The Best Bout Machine”, “Canadian X”, “The Cornerstone”, “The Destiny Flower”, “The King of the Anywhere Match”, “The Master of the Dark Hadou”
Companies Wrestled For – Premier Championship Wrestling, Monster Pro Wrestling, Wrestling Fan Xperience, Canadian Wrestling Federation, Twin Wrestling Entertainment, National Wrestling Alliance, High Impact Wrestling, Pro Outlaw Wrestling, Century Wrestling Alliance, National Wrestling Alliance Wildside, World League Wrestling, Deep South Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, MainStream Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, Ring of Honor, Dramatic Dream Team, westside Xtreme wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Mad Wrestling Association, Ice Ribbon, KAIENTAI DOJO, American Championship Entertainment, NEO Ladies, Big Japan-Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Canadian Wrestling’s Elite, SMASH, All Japan Pro Wrestling, World Wonder Ring Stardom, Dragon Gate, 4 Front Wrestling, Scottish Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling WAVE, Squared Circle Wrestling, Top Talent Pro Wrestling, Five Borough Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Pride, Wrestling Superstar, Discovery Wrestling, Over the Top Wrestling, Fight Club: PRO and Revolution Pro Wrestling
Titles & Accomplishments –
1x TRCW Tag Team Champion w/Ronnie Attitude
3x Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Champion
4x PCW Heavyweight Champion
1x CWF Heavyweight Champion
3x PCW Tag Team Champion w/Rawskillz (1 time) and w/Chris Stevens (2 times)
1x JAPW Heavyweight Champion
3x KO-D Tag Team Champion w/Kota Ibushi (2 times) and w/Michael Nakazawa (1 time)
1x PWG World Champion
1x and first ever CWE Tag Team Champion w/Danny Duggan
1x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion w/Kota Ibushi
1x AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Champion
1x KO-D Openweight Champion
2x KO-D Six Man Tag Team Champion w/Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi and w/Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki
1x DDT Extreme Champion
1x JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion
1x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion
1x 4FW Junior Heavyweight Champion
1x DDT Nihonkai Six Man Tag Team Champion w/Riho & Mr #6
1x NWA Canadian X Champion
2x NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion w/Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson
1x IWGP Intercontinental Champion
1x and first ever IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion
1x ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champion w/Cody, Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson (defended under Bullet Club rules)
1x IWGP Heavyweight Champion
2005 and 2007 PCW Premier Cup Winner
2008, 2012 and 2014 Japan Indie Awards Best Bout Award (vs Kota Ibushi in 2008, vs Kota Ibushi in 2012 and w/Kota Ibushi vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo in 2014)
2009 PWG Battle of Los Angeles Winner
2010 and 2017 Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award (w/Kota Ibushi vs Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi in 2010 and vs Kazuchika Okada in 2017)
2012 DDT King of DDT Winner
2012 DDT Best Match Award (vs Kota Ibushi)
2016 NJPW G1 Climax Winner
2016 Tokyo Sports Technique Award
2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best Wrestling Maneuver (One-Winged Angel)
2017 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year (vs Kazuchika Okada)
2017 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Fued of the Year (vs Kazuchika Okada)
2017 SoCal Uncensored Match of the Year (vs Tomohiro Ishii)
2017 Sports Illustrated Wrestler of the Year
Signature Moves – One-Winged Angel (One-Handed Electric Chair Driver), Croyt’s Wrath (Electric Chair dropped into a Bridging German Suplex), Aoi Shoudou (Cross-Legged Fisherman’s Buster), V-Trigger (Bicycle Knee Strike), Rain-Trigger (Ripcord Bicycle Knee Strike), Golden Shower (Stereo 450 Splashes w/Kota Ibushi), Golden Trigger (Double Wristlock Knee Strike w/Kota Ibushi), Tiger Hattori Special (Rolling Fireman’s Carry Slam followed by a Springboard Moonsault followed by a High-Angle Senton Bomb followed by a 450 Splash w/The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)), One-Winged Meltzer Driver (Aided Electric Chair Driver w/The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson))
Alliances – The Golden Lovers w/Kota Ibushi, The Experience w/Chris Stevens, The Men of Low Moral Fibre w/Chuck Taylor, The Elite w/The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson), The Luxury Trio w/Cody & Marty Scurll, The Golden Elite w/Kota Ibushi & The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson), The Golden Rendezvous w/Kota Ibushi, Gota Ihashi & Daisuke Sasaki, The Golden Storm Riders w/Kota Ibushi, Gota Ihashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake, Bullet Club Elite w/Cody, Chase Owens, Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi & The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson), Bullet Club w/Cody, HIKULEO, Mephisto, Gedo, Jado, Adam Cole, AJ Styles, Amber Gallows, Bad Luck Fale, BONE SOLDIER, Brandi Rhodes, Chase Owens, Cody Hall, Doc Gallows, Frankie Kazarian, Hangman Page, Jay White, Jeff Jarrett, Karl Anderson, King Haku, Marty Scurll, Robbie Eagles, Stephen Amell, Taiji Ishimori, Yujiro Takahashi, The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) & The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
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You can check him out in action alongside The Young Bucks against Lewis Girvan, Joe Coffey and BT Gunn from a Discovery Wrestling show last April;


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