As previously noted, current and defending IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega recently participated in a two-part interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross on The Jim Ross Report podcast. Among many other things, Omega discussed who he would like to work with as IWGP champ and whether he would like to work for WWE in the future.
On the subject of feuds he is looking forward to in NJPW, Omega immediately mentioned his highly anticipated clash with Kota Ibushi.
"Sort of the match that everyone is looking forward to, and it's going to happen because they've announced it for the G1 is the match with Ibushi." Omega explained, "and I'm sort of really chomping at the bit to show everyone what Ibushi is really capable of. A lot of people do know what he can do, but I don't think he has shown it in the newest form of his. I think he's really ready to take the ball and kind of step into the league of four or five top guys that could headline any show for New Japan. And I think this G1 performance is kind of the perfect way to display that he's one of those individuals. So Ibushi is one of them for sure."
Moreover, Omega went on to name Naito, ZSJ, Hiromu Takahashi, Will Ospreay, and Rey Mysterio, Jr. as other possible dance partners.
"I only ever get to work with Naito once a year," Omega considered. "I'd love to wrestle him again. Yeah, he's good for sure. The person I've never worked before in a New Japan ring and I'd be happy to get the chance and show the difference of styles is Zack Sabre, Jr., so that'd be another one. Yeah, he's one of my favorites. Yeah, for sure [ZSJ has it factor]. And I may be speaking a little premature, but I think of Hiromu as a guy that could possibly graduate from being a junior heavyweight and move onto other things just due to the fact that his charisma is too huge to be contained in just one division. I think he could do more than what he's doing right now and I think they really need to capture that lightning in the bottle with that rather than keep him chained down so to speak.
"And yeah, for me, original, 'you can't see them everyday' moments are important to me, so I'd say, I'd even like to show what I can do with a guy like Will Ospreay or working with Rey Mysterio, Jr. That's another guy I'd love to show sort of that style of match. I really think our styles could work well together."
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