Kenny Omega with high praise for John Cena

Jan 10, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck

– In comments given to Sports Illustrated, Kenny Omega described John Cena as one of the great WWE talents that he respects the most. Cena put more fuel to the fire after posting two photos about Omega on his wicked Instagram account, first a photo of Omega, and another one of Kenny from Southpark. Then he followed him on Twitter. “If I were to end up there, working with someone of his caliber would certainly be a goal and jive with my mission of changing wrestling. I’m glad to be on his radar, but I haven’t made any decisions regarding my future yet,” Omega told Justin Barrasso of SI. According to many, his contract with NJPW ends at the end of January, and Omega has said that he hasn’t signed any new contracts yet, but feared that everyone took his words “too literally.” He said that he’s only interested in changing the business so he’s careful about where to go next. “I still have more to share with the wrestling world, so let’s change the business together even more in 2017,” Omega concluded.

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4 Responses

  1. Kerwin White says:

    I agree with him for sure. Many of us have become so tired of the Super Cena show being shoved down our throats that we’ve lost sight of the fact that he is a talented wrestler. Remember his days in OVW? They were amazing. He had a few matches on Velocity (I think a few, maybe one) against Bryan Danielson that were amazing.

  2. zrich says:

    @Kerwin White

    I’d say almost all of his US Open Title matches were very high caliber as well. When he doesn’t need to carry someone else through a match, Cena puts on great matches. I still hate his gimmick and level of push, but the dude can work.

  3. Motorhead says:

    @Kerwin White & @zrich: I had an interesting experience in 2005 (December 30th, to be exact) at a house show. I had gone in with a bad attitude towards John Cena, tired of the crap already even then. However, in the main event, in a steel cage match against Kurt Angle, Cena changed my mind. I’ve never noticed it before that a talent can translate one way on TV and another in person, that’s never really happened to me before but it happened that night. From that night on I’ve had a newfound respect for Cena. You can go back to his matches with Bobby Lashley and see the kind of matches that he has today, the writing’s been on the wall. Cena simply doesn’t translate well on TV, that’s what I found. There’s a connection he makes with a live crowd that he simply cannot make with a TV audience (obviously) and it’s true today as it was in 2005. I think, for me anyways, it’s why house shows are still important; to be able to get out and FEEL what these guys do as opposed to just watching. There’s a big difference. Either way, I think Cena’s one of the very best WWE has ever produced. He gets a lot of heat for not putting guys over but he’s put a ton of talent over in key matches, especially in the last 3 or 4 years, maybe 5. He’s earned my respect. I simply can’t boo the man anymore.

  4. Stonz says:

    Never hurts to suck up to the #1 guy in WWE before you start making “any decisions regarding my future”.

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