Kenny Omega: The Rise From Nothing
For anyone who has watched Kenny Omega, they have seen what he is capable of doing from making a match one to remember.
Starting off in independent companies such as PCW, PWS, ROH, DDT, JAPW and PWG, Omega has practiced and perfected his craft and proven that even an Otaku gamer gimmick like his can be put into a great show.
After being released by the WWE in 2006, Omega would embark on a mission to prove all the naysayers wrong, as he became more noticed in the Indy scenes.
In his first match, he teamed with long-time friend, Kota Ibushi. They faced off against a legendary duo known as “No Respect”, which consisted of Gedo and Jedo. Being victorious in the match, they would later win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team titles, only to lose them a few months later.
In Omega’s first PPV singles match in NJPW at Wrestle Kingdom 9, he defeated another legendary Japanese wrestler known as Rysuke Taguchi for the IWGP Jr, Heavyweight Championship.
He would hold the title for a few months, before losing and regaining it from Kushida, only to lose it again, a year after his huge singles win at Wrestle Kingdom 10.
The day after Omega’s loss, he would attack and fire Bullet Club’s leader, AJ Styles, who was leaving NJPW to sign with the WWE. Omega would announce he was taking over as the new leader of Bullet Club, as he went from a Jr. Heavyweight to a Heavyweight wrestler to compete for more championship titles and takeover NJPW.
In Omega’s first PPV as a Heavyweight wrestler, he defeated the “Ace” of NJPW, Hiroshi Tanahashi, for the vacant Intercontinental Championship in a main event that would be the start of Omega’s rise to the top.
Months later, Omega lost the Intercontinental Championship and decided to instead compete in the 26th annual G1 Climax tournament. After a long and grueling two weeks, Omega would make it to the finals, facing off against Hirooki Goto and defeating him.
Five months later, Omega had set the challenge to face off against reigning and defending IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada, in what would be a leader vs leader bout of Bullet Club vs Chaos.
Throughout the whole match, you could tell that no matter what any critic had said about Omega previously, they were all proven wrong. He proved that anyone can make it and compete in the main event at Wrestle Kingdom 11 at the Tokyo Dome, as he would mark the first ever six-star match in Pro Wrestling history.
Omega is still young and can still compete in more huge matches. If he stays with NJPW next year, or if he decides to go to WWE, everyone should be on him proving the naysayers wrong once again.
Omega requested and was granted his release from WWE in 2006, not the other way around as your article says.
You actually can take it in both ways actually. He knew that they didn’t care for him or were going to promote him to the main roster, so, he requested his release before he got fired.
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