Kenny Omega On Differences Between NJPW And WWE To Connect With Fans

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega spoke with Mel Magazine to talk about various topics. Here are the highlights.

Connecting with fans:

“People go through [heartbreak] in all walks of life, regardless of age, sex, religion or whatever. There are times you break up with a loved one, a friend or whatever. You feel alone. It’s a very easy feeling to understand—the feeling of loss, heartache and pain. So I’ve put myself in a position to feel pain alongside with the fans.”

How WWE books it’s Superstars to connect with fans:

“[WWE] keeps it simple, because they feel as simple as possible is best. It’s the easiest to book for television as well,” Omega continued. “You can micromanage things to the second that way. If there’s real emotion you can’t. … Even if you can’t really understand what’s going on [as a child], you can feel, and as long as you can feel something, it’s better than coming out of it and feeling nothing.”