It appears that Kenny Omega has put his foot in it. During an interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling, he made a comment which has since gone viral and drawn an insane amount of criticism.
It appears that according to Kenny Omega, NXT is not a threat to AEW and he called them and their wrestlers only development talent who would be in the dark matches and opening events.
“And yet, we are going to war. And yet, when I sit back and look at the grand picture, I’m going to war with these dudes that, if we were on the same show together, the same promotion…let’s pretend there were no borders. Let’s pretend there were no promotions. Let’s just pretend there’s just one big promotion. If these guys were in the same show as me, they’d be in the dark match. They’d be in the opening match of my main event match. You wanna call that a war, you wanna call that competition? Go ahead. Maybe it’s fun for you to do. That’s cool. But we’re different planets. And you’re going to see that right away, when you see 10000+ arenas sold out. You’re going to see smiles on fans’ faces. You’re going to see real stars. Not developmental talent but real stars appearing on your television sets, every week.”Kenny Omega
This has obviously gone down very badly for him with fans reacting negatively to this. NXT’s Dominic Dijakovic did not take kindly to it either and called out Omega by commenting on a match that he was a part of in an event where he claimed that both Keith Lee and he had outshone Omega.
“Hey @KennyOmegamanX remember when my match with @RealKeithLee embarrassed yours on your PWG homecoming weekend of BOLA 2017? Tune in this Wednesday to NXT TV on USA at 8pm so two developmental guys can show a real star how it’s done, again.”Dominic Dijakovic