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Kenny Omega Reflects On His Rivalry With Jon Moxley, Calls Him AEW’s MVP

Kenny Omega says Jon Moxley is the MVP of All Elite Wrestling.

Since AEW launched in 2019, Omega and Moxley have been featured as two of the company’s top stars, and both men have held the AEW World Championship. They have both had remarkable runs with the company, and both men could be considered the company’s MVP.

In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Omega noted that there’s mutual respect between the two, and get went on to state

“There is a mutual respect,” says Omega. “We respect where we’ve been, what we’re trying to do and where we’re going….If I’m being honest, the MVP of AEW hasn’t been me,” says Omega. “It’s Jon Moxley.”

Omega’s history with Moxley dates back to AEW Double or Nothing 2019; at the end of AEW’s first show, Moxley debuted and attacked both Omega and Chris Jericho. Looking back on the moment, Omega stated that his lasting contribution to the event came with Moxley’s arrival.

“I wasn’t sure if I’d have my own moment on that show. I felt like my contribution was once Jon showed up. He lifted me up and threw me off the chips. Maybe people thought I would be more of a difference-maker on that show. I lost against Jericho, then I got my ass beat by Jon Moxley.

“Sort of the final shot was seeing me through the stage that never broke—I just hit it hard—and Moxley was on top atop those chips. What I was able to give to that show was less than I hoped for. Moxley overshadowed me. Jericho really overshadowed me. Coming in with my notoriety from Japan, I had the highest standards for myself.”

Circling back to Moxley’s overall impact on the company, Omega described how he has been “the one,” and no one has out-bled him. Omega also made it clear that he believes that it’s “beautiful” that he and Moxley can restart their story now.

“For AEW, Jon’s been the one. He’s been at almost every show,” Omega said. “He’s bled at almost every show. There is no one higher on the blood-giving list. Maybe that’s what makes this feud so interesting. It’s someone with the notoriety from Japan against someone who was a top player from WWE. And Jon hasn’t stopped working. I was injured, but now that I’m healed up, it’s beautiful that we can restart the song and dance between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley.”

Mixley and Omega will add another chapter to their rivalry when they clash in a Steel Cage match on the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite. WrestleZone will have coverage of the show as it airs.