AEW star Kenny Omega discusses how wrestling has evolved to be less about stories.
Omega is currently recovering from a litany of injuries after taking time off last November following the conclusion of a nearly three-year story with Hangman Page.
speaking on CEO Gaming Twitch ChannelThe former AEW World Champion discusses his ability to tell stories despite his injuries.
“That’s why I was confident of doing everything during the story of Hangman. He was a story about human life. I think as wrestling has progressed, it’s become less about him, a lot. If We become just physical utensils throwing each other at the wall until everyone is ‘cursplate’ and rises again, so that’s the kind of wrestling I can’t do anymore and when I know Must be that it’s time to pack it. We’re already there and there are people trying to convince you that they are the best matches and five star matches. We have to be careful.”
Omega continued to explain how he feels the business is changing and evolving to be short about those stories, saying:
“That’s not to say it’s not possible, I think, this whole generation is moving towards that one side of things. Now that the athlete in wrestling is of a higher standard and there is less emphasis on character and physical appearance, As hard as it is to be an athletic adventurer in the ring, we have so many talented and natural athletes that it’s actually the easy route. For a lot of fans, the peak satisfaction is when they get those storylines and when those storylines pay off. Some fans may have forgotten about it, but when I get back I’d like to give them a chance to reminisce, while hopefully still being able to perform in the ring.
Kenny Omega also gave his candid thoughts on his current recovery from injuries and a possible return in the same interview.
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