Kenny Omega [Tyson Smith] is from Transcona, Winnipeg. He calls himself “The Cleaner” He is is fluent in Japanese and currently lives in Katsushika ward in the east end of Tokyo. Some of his finishing moves were known as Croyt’s Wrath, Katayoku no Tenshi | One-Winged Angel and the V-Trigger.
He wrestled in WWE’s developmental promotion Deep South Wrestling (DSW) from 2005 to 2006. It was stated the most positive experience he had with the WWE was being able to train with Dave Taylor.
In 2007, Kenny Omega made his debut for Pro Wrestling Syndicate. From 2008 to the present, Omega has wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH), Dramatic Dream Team/DDT Pro-Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The Bullet Club
Omega is a member of Bullet Club and has served as the stable’s fourth and current leader since January 5, 2016, following the departure of the previous leader A.J. Styles. He is also one third of the Bullet Club sub-group The Elite, along with The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson).
Omega took the leadership from Styles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS3a_BVkZt4
By the way, Omega cuts some of the best promos:
I read that the WWE made three attempts to bring in Kenny Omega and was turned down each time. Omega’s career is flourishing with NJPW and he will likely add to his stellar accomplishments.
Article in the Inquisitr reported,
“the WWE is confident they can sign him in 2017, according to Daily Wrestling News. WWE is reportedly very high on the man known as The Cleaner and would like to bring him whenever possible. It is being said that this is a Triple H move, which means he is higher on Omega than most anyone and would probably be the one trying to talk to him when he becomes available.
An article on WrestlingInc.com by Renjith Ravindran, recaps an interview by Sports Illustrated with New Japan Pro Wrestling head-booker Gedo where he compared the NJPW product to WWE product, talked about Kenny Omega being better than AJ Styles.
“Kenny Omega has everything. I think he’s better than AJ Styles. He’s so good and one of the best in the world—and he’s unbelievably physical. Kenny Omega is no longer a junior heavyweight, he’s one of the best,”
In an article posted on ESPN, Omega was quoted:
“I loved Japanese culture before even realizing it was, in fact, Japanese culture,” Omega said. “The cartoons and anime I was watching as a child, my favorite video games and even in pro wrestling — my favorite wrestlers and matches originated in Japan. Learning Japanese was certainly a task, but my passion for the culture, as well as my will to communicate with fans and friends, always encouraged me to continue.”
“Truthfully, I wanted to be heavyweight [champion], but with the belt I had a responsibility as champion, as a foreigner in Japan and even as a member of Bullet Club,” Omega said. “Although I was proud of all my defenses, the total package never felt like it truly came together until my last defense at the Tokyo Dome.”
“The last thing I wanted to be known as was a transition guy, or just some foreign dude that had the belt until someone else won it.”
“Part of what makes my character work is the delivery of the truth behind my comments. It’s easy to make rude comments simply for the sake of being rude, but I’d much rather go a more psychological route. When you consider some of the things I said, yes, you can say I’m an asshole, but I’m not wrong.”
“I’m very proud to say I have won six match of the year awards in Japan. I main-evented a sold-out Budokan Arena show, I participated in the first-ever ladder match in NJPW, made the transition from junior to heavyweight and earned a G1 win with a series full of performances that I’m personally very proud of.”
“Any time I broke through the ‘glass ceiling’ by accomplishing things that foreigners weren’t apparently able to do, they’ve been huge personal victories and career highlights for me.”
Kenny Omega is amazing.
‘Modern day HBK’ – Dave Meltzer