NJPW star Kenny Omega recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard and below is what Omega had to say on Shinsuke Nakamura and his time on the WWE main roster:
I’m happy for the response that he’s getting, of course, and all of us in New Japan knew when he left that he was going to get over with his charisma,” said Omega. “But when I see Nakamura in WWE, it’s hard for me to say he’s done anything compelling in-ring since he’s been there, which is a shame. It will just take the one right story and the one right moment and then people will be captivated by everything that he does. Right now, he hasn’t had that.
On what he hopes to accomplish with his match against Chris Jericho Wrestle Kingdom 12:
I really want this match to be a wake-up call to New Japan and WWE,” said Omega. “This match is going to open up a lot of eyes, and it’s going to invoke a feeling you’ve never felt when watching a wrestling match. It’s a clash of unique worlds, and the match we’re going to show with aggression, violence, and disdain is going to evoke a new kind of emotion from people watching.