Kenny Omega is no stranger to the big stage. Having wrestled all over the world, primarily in New Japan Pro Wrestling, for years he has headlined countless sold out shows and built a legendary list of highlights.
Recently though, in an interview with the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Omega revealed the recent “Stadium Stampede” match was one of the proudest moments in his career.
I knew what I wanted to do, Bucks knew what they wanted to do, Jericho had his own ideas, and once you started to talk things through about all our ideas, every idea was unique from one another, and no one was stepping on each other’s toes. We felt like if we just have reasons to be in one of these areas without us appearing out of thin air there, this is gonna be really cool and easy to follow.
It all made sense, and when I watched it back, it was one of the proudest works I’ve ever been a part of. A lot of people may be offended if I called it a wrestling match, but I think it definitely falls within the umbrella of what wrestling embodies – a physical performance between well-trained athletes. I loved it. I know you can’t do it too often because people get burned out, but if down the road I had to do another one, it’s always a fun challenge and I hope to bring something again that new and exciting and fun to watch.Credit to 411Mania for transcription
The match took place back in May of this year at the Double or Nothing PPV and saw The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, The Young Bucks, and Matt Hardy) vs The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, and Proud ‘n’ Powerful).
It got a great reception from both fans and critics alike, and there was a lot of work that went in to producing the cinematic match, so it’s understandable why Omega is so proud.