Every wrestling fan has their own opinion when it comes to who they think the best wrestler in the world is right now, and there are some out there who feel the current IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega is the best.
However, WWE Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns disagrees, as he said during a recent interview with Corey Graves that he is “the best performer in-ring in the world right now.”
After Roman’s comments started to circulate online people started to react, and during a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Kenny Omega shared his reaction.
“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,” Omega told Bleacher Report. “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?”
One way or another, Omega and Reigns are two stars that wrestling fans are constantly talking about, and people can’t stop talking about Kenny’s recent match with Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom.
Kenny Omega also opened up about how the match came to be, and he credited Don Callis for putting it together.
“Callis had joked with Jericho about saying like, ‘Hey, what if the next time you decide to reinvent yourself, it’s not with WWE—it’s with coming to New Japan and challenging Kenny? Ha ha ha.’ And Chris never laughed at the joke,” Omega said. “And I guess Don sort of picked up that Chris seemed more intrigued rather than entertained by the thought. He kinda went above Chris’ head, and he messaged me directly. And he had said, ‘Hey Kenny: what-if scenario. What if you could wrestle Chris Jericho at the Tokyo Dome?'”