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Since leaving NJPW my interest in Kenny O has decreased hugely to the point I have little interest in what matches he has or what he is doing. Question is... Why isn't AEW pushing him to the sky like NJPW did? Is NJPW an Japan the only place that he will get 'over' or has he given up a little? I hope this is a story that will develop but he seems so different from his NJPW days.
 

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He's more than likely writing his own storylines and working the character he wants to work. Maybe he was in Japan too long and can't connect. His character in NJPW was pretty over the top at times, but as an American in Japan I think it worked whereas the same character in North America won't.

It's also a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation with all the EVP's. If he booked himself strong and a contender other folks would be complaining about how terrible that was.

Like Cody likely writing himself out of the title tonight because he can long term book for himself, I think Kenny has a 2-3 year storyline arch in his mind we're seeing the start of here.
 

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You mean to tell me that winning a lot of matches being in main events and presented as the top star of a promotion make someone look good? ?
Holy fuck ?
 

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I feel like they haven't really use the shows so far to flesh out the Kenny Omega character to the TV audience. They didn't even mention and inform (as far as I remember) the viewers about the significance of a broom.
 

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That's funny because ever since dynamite, my interest in him has went up. I never seen the hype before aew ( sorry just can't get into japenese wrestling) but ever since aew, I started to really see how great he is


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Before the weekly show started a lot of people on this forum were like "oh i hope the elite are not going to be at the top from the start"

Make up your mind guys.
Yep, they will just book themselves to win every match. How is that going? I think everyone in the elite has several losses except cody. Funny thing is the one wrestler who should be booked like a god is Kenny. I bet Moxley goes over him today.
 

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Omega is in a good spot while Jericho has been the one on top. Just got to have patience. I'm sure that Omega will go on a string of winning matches and being the AEW Champ eventually.

I have enjoyed Omega since AEWs debut.

Omega is smart and probably knows that he would get old to the fans quick if he had a rocket strapped to his back.
 
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I've never seen his appeal, even in Japan. He,s a Great atlethe and mechanically solid but he never connected with me and I always viewed him as overrated. Nobody can tell me any of his matches with Okada are in the list of greatest matches ever.
 

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He's literally undergoing a redemption story of the best wrestler in the world, struggling in the new limelight of AEW and going into one of the most anticipated matches of the past few years.
 

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I mean, it's not like hes been a failure or anything.

It was always going to different than NJPW. Kenny has deep rooted history there and a much bigger variety of opponents that work that Japanese Style. Plus this is really his first time being exposed on a weekly TV audience.

For what he's done so far he's had some good matches and his rivalry with Mox has been great. is the best work he's ever done? No, but there is still room to grow as well.
 

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Yep, heard a lot about him, watched his stuff in Japan recently, was hyped and now think that he looks like a random midcard guy. Not portrayed as a star, not explained to the casual audience (like me) why he is a big thing, etc.
They did a bad job so far. Guy needs to cut promos and get some vignettes, etc.
 

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Yep, heard a lot about him, watched his stuff in Japan recently, was hyped and now think that he looks like a random midcard guy. Not portrayed as a star, not explained to the casual audience (like me) why he is a big thing, etc.
They did a bad job so far. Guy needs to cut promos and get some vignettes, etc.
 

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Not letting him cut one single promo during his whole build up with Moxley was a big mistake.
 

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Omega is in complete control of his character and his creative. This is how he wants it. I guarantee you that there will be a redemption storyline after he loses to Mox tonight where he finds himself. I would love if he actually went back to Japan to shoot some vignettes.
 

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Since leaving NJPW my interest in Kenny O has decreased hugely to the point I have little interest in what matches he has or what he is doing. Question is... Why isn't AEW pushing him to the sky like NJPW did? Is NJPW an Japan the only place that he will get 'over' or has he given up a little? I hope this is a story that will develop but he seems so different from his NJPW days.
You realize Omega is part of booking team as a VP right? Since everyone was expecting Omega to be the top guy in AEW. He's having them use that to make Jericho not look past his prime.


Or get over Pac as legit top of the card guy in AEW. After he was mid card guy or cruiserweight guy on main roster in WWE. While he's probably gonna put over Moxley tonight. So Moxley looks like a top guy WWE always dropped the ball with.


I think people forget that as a VP he's always gonna be near top of the card in AEW. He's very much in a Triple H role in AEW with Cody. When you think of AEW he's one of the four or five names you think of. Guys like Jericho, Pac and Moxley are outsiders.


Nobody knows how good they will be in AEW. While you know Omega gonna be a top guy cuz he's one of the faces of the company. So he's getting outsiders over in his company. Yes Jericho and Moxley have been on bigger WWE stage. But this is AEW not WWE. So Omega established these three as top heels in AEW by losing to them.



I have no problem with Omega doing that and it makes sense. Since now those guys are made into top AEW guys. Omega can now go on a big run and get wins back at those guys. My issue with Omega right now. Is it doesn't seem like he cares or being very serious. He really needs to get away from Elite and Young Bucks. Doing the customs and silly stuff with them always doesn't make him look like a star.


Maybe Omega doing that is his way of making excuses for these loses down the road. But he needs to be on his own. Cutting promos and focused on his feuds. Not being part of the Elite and being a goof ball. Other wise guys like Moxley and Cody will continue to be bigger babyfaces then him.
 
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