For those of you who don’t know, I am a huge wrestling fan. I have been every since I watched Shawn Michaels come down from the ceiling in the old WWF. It caught my eye and every since I have been a hooked. Over the course of the years I lost touch with the WWE and just kinda let it fall to the way side. But at the end of 2015 I started getting back into it and it took some time. There were a lot of new faces and I had to take time to decide who I liked and who I hated.
With this though I was given the chance to branch out with new eyes. I looked all over the world and started paying attention to other wrestling promotions like the new WCPW and Lucha Underground. There are some great wrestlers coming in and out of those promotions and getting to know some of these names only started to make me dislike Raw and Smackdown more and more. Don’t get me wrong I still like it and I believe it is trending in the right direction but to me, most of that has to do with all the great talent coming from NXT. My personal favorites right now are Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, and Shinsuke Nakamura. These 3 changed the way I looked at wrestling for the year 2016 and it has happened to me again.
A week ago there was the match to end all matches in recent memory. It was the one that got legendary 6 stars and was supposedly such a beautiful match that it would make you cry, poetry in motion. It was Omega vs Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 11 (If you have not seen the match yet, click here to see it). Finally I got to see the match and decide if it really could beat my previous favorite of Zayn and Nakamura, and let me me tell you. Not only did this match beat it but it has changed the way I will see wrestling from here on out.
The match was not only an hour long but did not get boring at any point in that hour. It was technically sound but also brutal and sold in a way that made you wonder how either man was walking by the end of the match. It was something that I had seen before but taken to another level. Watching the knees that Omega delivered to Okada were some of the most lethal looking knees that I have ever seen. Okada showed that he could fly with grace but still take your head off with that Rain Maker. Watching Omega fly through the air an go through that table was worse and more believable than anything I saw at WWE’s TLC just a month ago.
This match may have hurt WWE (even if the rumors are true and some how they got Kenny Omega to come to the WWE). This match showed me that not only is it fun to see the up and comers but some of the other promotions in the world have the top talent too. Not but a few years NJPW had AJ Styles, Finn Balor, Nakamura, and Gallows and Anderson. Those names are nothing to look down on. Seeing this match has opened my eyes to watching more of NJPW. I know that I may be late to the party but trust me, I won’t be leaving any time soon.
What do you think? Should Omega come to the WWE? What would it take to make him top talent there? What is your favorite promotion besides the WWE? Let me know in the comments! Until next time guys!