Why the WWE must grab Kenny Omega

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    On 4 January Kenny Omega helped turn Wrestle Kingdom 11 from good pay per view into great pay per view after his show-stealing match against Kazuchika Okada. Two days later Omega tweeted that he will be stepping away from Japan to reassess his future.

    That should be music to WWE’s ears.

    The WWE have been looking for someone to be John Cena’s successor for quite some time now, but that superstar hasn’t been found yet. They never fully got behind Daniel Bryan, who had to retire due to his concussion history, and the fans have not taken to Roman Reigns for a number of reasons, and he has prevented his own ascent with a previous suspension in any case.

    Other superstars on the roster simply don’t have the look Vince McMahon prefers for the top guy in the company to have. AJ Styles is not six feet tall and will be 40 years old in June. Seth Rollins has become damaged goods due to his ACL injury, his bad baby-face turn and being lost in the shuffle until his WrestleMania program with Triple H starts. Kevin Owens is great on the mic, but he still lacks that look, too.

    In Kenny Omega the WWE would have someone who is more larger than life than any of the alternatives and who is just as good a worker and storyteller in the ring as AJ Styles. He is also in his early thirties, so the series would be able to depend on him for the foreseeable future. Even if they were to limit his move set and promos he would still be a much better alternative to what they have now.

    With declining ratings and no wrestler in sight to lead the WWE in the post-John Cena era, the WWE should do whatever it takes to grab Kenny Omega. If they don’t try, it’s possible Omega will go back to Japan and win the title at Dominion in June, which would have him become the face of their first ever USA tour in Los Angeles in July.

    That would be a serious blow to the WWE – so in order to prevent that, now is the time to grab Kenny Omega.

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    The Crowd Says (7)

    • Roar Guru

      January 10th 2017 @ 8:51pm
      BigJ said | January 10th 2017 @ 8:51pm | ! Report

      WWE is still looking for a successor to Hulk Hogan!!! That two WWE articles now, thats it im doing countdown list for WWE now

      • Roar Rookie

        January 11th 2017 @ 4:42am
        Xavier Paula said | January 11th 2017 @ 4:42am | ! Report

        They definitely need someone soon and I would love to read that list!

        • Roar Guru

          January 11th 2017 @ 9:54am
          BigJ said | January 11th 2017 @ 9:54am | ! Report

          Thinking of doind best wrestle mania matches, Royal rumbles, survivor series, King of the ring things that

    • January 11th 2017 @ 10:23am
      Bobbybones said | January 11th 2017 @ 10:23am | ! Report

      Good Article!

      I like to think they are trying to adopt an approach where they are building up a few guys at once such as Rollins, Ambrose, Corbin, Styles to name a few so that they can have the interchanging main event scene they once had in the attitude era.

      In terms of ‘the look’ I think the pro wrestling arena has changed where you don’t need to be the big jacked bodybuilder to be a star, a lot more emphasis is being put on in-ring ability and charisma. But there will always be a place in the WWE for the big monster.

      As for the next John Cena, if he hadn’t gotten injured I dare say the WWE would have strapped a rocket to Finn Balor and pushed him to the moon. He’s got a super marketable look, can go in the ring and the kids love his demon king stuff.

      But the time to try get Kenny to WWE is now, they have to try cash in on that match at WK11

      • Roar Rookie

        January 11th 2017 @ 3:16pm
        Xavier Paula said | January 11th 2017 @ 3:16pm | ! Report

        I agree it looks like Balor could have been the guy. He beat Roman on his first night on Raw clean in the middle of the ring. And then a few weeks later he pinned Rollins clean as well. Maybe he will show up at the Royal Rumble if he is a fast healer.

        • January 11th 2017 @ 3:22pm
          Bobbybones said | January 11th 2017 @ 3:22pm | ! Report

          It will be interesting to see what they do with him on his return. Although I have a feeling the rumble may be the Undertaker’s night, which if the case would probably waste a Balor return. If he doesn’t return then the night after wrestlemania would be my choice.

        • January 11th 2017 @ 3:24pm
          Bobbybones said | January 11th 2017 @ 3:24pm | ! Report

          It was clear they had big things planned.

          I think the rumble may be the Undertaker’s night, and if that’s the case I’d save Balor’s return until the Raw after Wrestlemania.

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