Saturday, July 31, 2010

Know Your Indie Wrestlers: Kenny Omega

King of the Anywhere Match

Who?: Kenny Omega
Promotions: ROH, PWG, JAPW, DDT in Japan
Aliases: The King of the Anywhere Match, Master of the Dark Hadou
Current Affiliations: Currently BFFs with Kota Ibushi in Japan. In the states, he forms the tag team Men of Low Moral Fiber with Chuck Taylor in PWG

Height: 6'
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

After the jump... Wrestling Style: High-strung, video-game influenced classic North American jr. heavy indie style (head dropping, spot fu, etc.)

Signature Maneuvers:


Croyt's Wrath

Golden Shower (w/ Kota Ibushi)

Ultimate Zangeif Combo!

Top Ten Moves of Kenny Omega

Titles Held:

PWG World Heavyweight Championship
2009 PWG Battle of Los Angeles Tournament Champion
JAPW World Heavyweight Champion


Post-dropping the JAPW World Title

JAPW Full F'n Force

Kenny Omega, Still Champion of the Anywhere Match

Why You Should Know Kenny Omega: You should know Kenny Omega because he's a nerd's wrestler. He's a guy who caters to the Internet geek like you and me, especially the kind who love video games. He works so many Street Fighter references and moves into his matches that he's the ultimate in fanservice for guys who grew up playing Street Fighter II and the thirty-million different non-sequel iterations of the game.

Even if you're not a video game guy, Omega is still highly enjoyable because he's the perfect indie wrestler, a guy who doesn't really take himself seriously and just looks like he's having the time of his life in the ring. He's also a pretty damn good wrestler too, a guy whose style meshes with more people than it clashes with.

Now, Omega may spend most of his time overseas in Japan, a place where probably feels more at home than over here. However, when he does come back to North America, he's a can't-miss wrestler. If you see him on any card that's near your area, you should go if just to say you saw his antics live once.

Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein - Please visit his site to view the plentiful amounts of pictures he's taken for DGUSA, ROH and other indie feds: Get Lost Photography

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