Speaking in a new interview, Daniel Bryan has heaped praise on AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
In conversation with Robbie Fox on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, Bryan said that he has a lot of respect for the the current AEW and IMPACT World Champion, saying that Omega looks at wrestling differently to everybody else.
“I have a lot of respect for Kenny Omega and it’s not just the great matches that he’s put on. It’s also that he looks at wrestling differently than anybody else.”
The former WWE Champion continued by comparing Omega to his AEW stablemates The Young Bucks. Bryan explained how The Young Bucks are an evolution of what went before them, where as Omega is completely different.
“When you look at say, Young Bucks, who you would think of in a similar vein; you can see where the Young Bucks take on wrestling is. It’s like a take off of, a genius take off of, wrestling that they loved when they were younger. Right? And mimicking it, but also evolving from that and evolving the takes from that. That’s why I think it resonates with so many people. The way that they wrestle.”
“Kenny, you don’t, it doesn’t have a previous evolution point. It’s just these completely new things that have entered his head that he’s daring to try.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Daniel Bryan commented on the possibility of WWE Superstars wrestling for other promotions. Bryan said that he had raised the issue with “a lot of people” but was unsure whether it would be allowed to happen.
Back in the ring, Bryan is preparing to do battle with Roman Reigns on the upcoming episode of SmackDown for the Universal Title. However, defeat could have huge ramifications for Bryan’s career. Leading up to the clash, Reigns said that if Bryan loses, he never wants to see him on SmackDown again.
Meanwhile in AEW, Kenny Omega will be teaming with Nakazawa to take on Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley at AEW Dynamite Blood and Guts.