Kenny Omega is one of AEW’s biggest stars, but he doesn’t believe he deserves the honor of being called the promotion’s MVP. According to Omega, that honor instead belongs to one of his rivals.
The Elite are currently at odds with the members of the Blackpool Combat Club, and on the most recent episode of Dynamite, the BCC members attacked Omega following his tag team match alongside Konoskuke Takeshita. The Young Bucks ran out to make the save, but that didn’t stop Omega from falling victim to a Paradigm Shift from Jon Moxley.
During a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Omega opened up about his relationship with Moxley, saying that despite any on-screen animosity, the two have great respect for one another based on their history in the professional wrestling business.
“There is a mutual respect. We respect where we’ve been, what we’re trying to do and where we’re going.”
“The MVP Of AEW Hasn’t Been Me. It’s Jon Moxley” – Kenny Omega
Omega and Moxley have a long history in All Elite Wrestling, with Omega ending Moxley’s first reign as AEW World Champion. According to Omega, Moxley deserves the honor of being called the company’s MVP as he hasn’t taken much time off since beginning with the promotion and has given more than his fair share of blood to helping build the company into something special.
“If I’m being honest, the MVP of AEW hasn’t been me. It’s Jon Moxley. For AEW, Jon’s been the one. He’s been at almost every show. He’s bled at almost every show. There is no one higher on the blood-giving list. Maybe that’s what makes this feud so interesting. It’s someone with the notoriety from Japan against someone who was a top player from WWE. And Jon hasn’t stopped working. I was injured, but now that I’m healed up, it’s beautiful that we can restart the song and dance between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley.”