Kenny Omega Talks Meltzer’s 6-Star Rating, Not Appearing For G1 Supercard At MSG
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Kenny Omega recently sat down with The Natural Aristocrat to discuss a myriad of topics ranging from his infamous 6-star match with Okada to talking about why he wasn’t at the G1 Supercard show at MSG last year. Check out the highlights of the interview below.
On if receiving a 6-star rating puts more pressure on him for future matches:
Yeah, I mean it’s a double edged sword really because when you set that standard, that precedent that you can have a six star match… For some people there’s an expectation that, ‘Oh, if I see Kenny Omega, this is what I expect and hope to see!’ And there’s a lot of variables that go into making a 6-star match. Now, I’ve had I think four or five matches that have went over 6-stars or 6 and over. I’ve had more than that go over 5 stars. But I never feel the pressure to have to deliver what one critic deems over a 5-star match.
On his own-personal 6-star match (his favorite match):
That’s a very good question. Of course, I’m very proud of the match that was the only one that’s ever been rated 7-stars (NJPW Dominion). That was the culmination of a year’s worth of storytelling and I felt like it was a great way to end the story. It not only gave something brand new for fans but fully implementing storyline elements from all the matches that came before it. So, that match I’m very proud of. My most recent 6-star match that I had in AEW was one that I was extremely proud of because I could get it with my friends.
On not being at G1 Supercard at MSG last year:
Oh, we all thought I was going to be there! Even though I’d already been involved with the AEW project at that point and everyone knew my intentions of going there… It was always my hope that I could still be a part of that show. But you know, things happen. It was just a preference that there was no one from AEW to represent on that card. But I was always ready, willing, and able. I still feel that it’s a shame that it couldn’t have happened because there was nothing on my end that had caused that to happen. But I understand there’s not just a service to the fans but there’s a very unknown business side to everything we do.
You can read the entire interview here. Let us know what you think of what Kenny Omega said in the comments below.