Kenny Omega Discusses His Current Creative Direction In AEW
Kenny Omega has discussed his current role in AEW and says he feels he has something to give even if he’s not in at the centre of attention each week.
Kenny Omega held the AEW World Championship for 346 days before he lost the gold to his former tag team partner Adam Page at Full Gear in November 2021.
Following that loss, Omega took several months off – time that could be added to his AEW deal amid interest from WWE – returning in August 2022 to team up with The Young Bucks and capture the Trios Championship.
A shorter hiatus came after he was suspended along with The Bucks following their part in a backstage brawl with CM Punk that took place following All Out.
Now Omega is back on AEW television every week with his Elite teammates with this current role garnering less screen time and attention than his previous role as AEW Champion.
Speaking on the Swerve City Podcast, Kenny Omega discussed his current creative direction in AEW and noted that right now he’s having fun:
“We’re so comfortable in our own skin and where we’re at in wrestling. Whatever I’m required to do, even if it’s not be the focus or the star of the show, I feel I have something I can give that, wherever I am on the card…right now, we’re just having fun six-man tags.
“I’m not supposed to be in this epic storyline encounter. No blood feuds right now. I’m in a position where, right now, we’re doing six-man tags, it’s supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to look much different than everything else. Everyone let loose, enjoy the scene, party down. That’s my role right now.”
Omega then explained that he’s happy to provide something different on the show, and if that’s in six-man tag team matches, then he’s happy to provide that something different:
“Am I going to feel like, ‘Oh darn, I really want MJF’s role, I want to be the guy telling the stories? I want to be on the microphone more. I want to bleed, I want to make people bleed. I want people to cheer me, to boo me, I want a belt on the line.’ It’s not about that. It’s about, what needs to be on the show, what’s different from everything else on the show.
“Do I have the skills to do the best I can in that role? A lot of times, because I’ve gone through the steps to prepare for it, doing fun six-man tags, yeah, I can absolutely do it. You can trust me in that role and you can trust me with anybody, whether it be guys that are used to doing six-man tags, whether they’re greener on the scene, or whether it’s a fun gimmick match or a best of seven series, which was a huge challenge.”
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