Kenny Omega is one of the Executive Vice Presidents of All Elite Wrestling and in anticipation of thier “Wednesday Night War” with WWE NXT, Kenny felt the need to take some shots at WWE’s NXT brand.
Here’s part of what Kenny said in an interview with Sportskeeda.
“You can call it a war if you want. It’s like, to me, we’re in a completely different kind of business. I mean what they’re doing is different from what we’re doing. It’s weird, because it’s hard to say you’re going to war with people that I call my friends. And yet, we are going to war. And yet, when I sit back and look at the grand picture, I’m going to war with these dudes that, if we were on the same show together, the same promotion…let’s pretend there were no borders. Let’s pretend there were no promotions. Let’s just pretend there’s just one big promotion. If these guys were in the same show as me, they’d be in the dark match. They’d be in the opening match of my main event match.”
Omega continued with more comments when he talked about AEW crowd sizes.
“You wanna call that a war, you wanna call that competition? Go ahead. Maybe it’s fun for you to do. That’s cool. But we’re different planets. And you’re going to see that right away, when you see 10000+ arenas sold out. You’re going to see smiles on fans’ faces. You’re going to see real stars, not developmental talent. But real stars appearing on your television sets, every week.”
You can see it for yourself here.
As you might expect, these comments definitely ruffled some feathers of some NXT wrestlers including Donovan Dijakovic.
There will likely be more NXT stars stepping up to comment on this as well.
TJR Thoughts: I think Kenny was trying to have fun in a playful manner, but people are going to see the headlines and take it as some cruel shit-talking. AEW Dynamite is two weeks away and there’s already a feeling of a “war” between AEW and NXT right now. It’s a fun time to be a fan, that’s for sure.