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Kenny Omega Compares The Art Of Professional Wrestling To A Night Out At The Theatre

Kenny Omega approaches professional wrestling in a different way than many others do.

Former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega recently sat down with Chris Dart of CBC Arts to discuss a variety of subjects. During the discussion, Omega went in-depth why he believes that professional wrestling is an art form:

“I like to compare what I do to episodic television,” Kenny Omega said. “But in a lot of cases, it can be like performance art, or a night out at the theatre… I think that one of the beautiful things about professional wrestling is, depending on where you are and the audience you’re performing for, it can be either/or.”

Kenny Omega has given his life to professional wrestling, so much so that he lost many things in his personal life to become the Best Bout Machine that we all know today:

“I had lost a lot in my personal life to wrestling. I wanted to make these connections both with the fans and my comrades [in] wrestling, right, my workmates,” Kenny Omega said. “I didn’t want to do them a disservice by going through all of this mental preparation, this physical preparation, just to have a match that isn’t appreciated in the grand scheme of things. That was sort of the goal for me as a performer. How can I mix everything that I’ve learned from the different styles that I know in wrestling, from the tapes that I studied, from the pop culture references, culture in general and media? How do I take all of these things and how do I become the best storyteller I can be?”

Kenny Omega is currently out with multiple injuries that have built up over the last year or so and isn’t expected back until sometime next year. Omega is hopeful of returning to All Elite Wrestling by the end of February, but the verdict is still out on that.

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