Kenny Omega On Roman Reigns Saying He’s The ‘Best In-Ring Performer’ Today


Kenny Omega spoke with Bleacher Report on Roman Reigns, wanting to face the New Day, and how the idea of facing Chris Jericho in NJPW formed. Here are some of the highlights:

Roman Reigns saying he is the “best in-ring performer” in the world today during an interviewwith Corey Graves:

“I don’t know if Roman was put up to saying a comment like that from a social media team or if it was something that he consciously thought of himself. But I thought it was pretty smart of him to do — to say — that, because it became instantaneously a topic that people were talking about. And just because it sounds so ridiculous. You know what I mean? By no means do I actually think he believes in those words. There’s no possible way. … I don’t have to feel like I have to speak up about it. It is what it is, and I understand that it’s a fun thing for fans to generate interest in the product. I take absolutely zero offense in him saying it. Especially, since it’s quite clear that the fact of the matter is much, much different.”

How the idea started for a match against Chris Jericho in NJPW:

“Callis had joked with Jericho about saying like, ‘Hey, what if the next time you decide to reinvent yourself, it’s not with WWE—it’s with coming to New Japan and challenging Kenny? Ha ha ha.’ And Chris never laughed at the joke. And I guess Don sort of picked up that Chris seemed more intrigued rather than entertained by the thought. He kinda went above Chris’ head, and he messaged me directly. And he had said, ‘Hey Kenny: what-if scenario. What if you could wrestle Chris Jericho at the Tokyo Dome?'”

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