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Kenny Omega: Getting Hit With A Bicycle On Dynamite Was Unpleasant, But I’d Do It Again

Kenny Omega versus a bicycle.

Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Chris Jericho, and Paul Wight team up to beat The Don Callis Family on The November 15, 2023, episode of AEW Dynamite. The match was dubbed the “Like A Dragon Gaiden Street Fight” in collaboration with Sega.

Omega recently sat down with GameSpot to review Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth and recalled the effects of getting by a bicycle in that street fight.

“I was involved in the Like A Dragon Gaiden Street Fight Match. For as much as a kendo stick might hurt or some barbed wire, thumbtacks, being hit with a bicycle, full blast — we’re talking 360, discus throw bicycle shot — there’s never quite been anything like it, “Omega said. “In fact, I don’t even know if you can see it. I have a scar from the wheel hitting me. You see it on my arm? It’s not going away.

“Someone had to do it.”

“That’s what a bike does to you. There were comments like, ‘Oh, this is silly. Why would someone use a bike in a fight? How could that hurt?’ I couldn’t believe people actually think that you’re gonna hit with a real-life bicycle. I get it. I’ve been there. I’m living it, still living it to this day.”

“The dude had the bike in the ring,” Omega recalled. “It’s like, oh man, I know this is a show, ‘Alright, I’ll f*cking get hit with a bike.’ So I go in the ring and I’m just getting walloped by this bike and I’m like, ‘Yeah, you guys made the right decision, but someone had to do it.’ Does that mean I won’t do it ever again? No, shoot. Let me do promotional work again. I love matches like that. When those weapon attacks do more damage than your normal attack would, there’s a reason for it. It’s not fun, it’s unpleasant.”

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