During a weekend press conference to promote New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s Wrestle Kingdom 12 event on January 4th, IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega spoke about competing against Chris Jericho at the show.
Omega spoke about a ceiling that exists in pro wrestling regarding how popular the athletes can become. “There’s a ceiling here. You can only get so famous. Pro wrestling can only get so popular. My dream is to break that ceiling. It always has been,” he said.
“Are we only big in Japan now? No. Everyone knows who we are. Everyone knows New Japan, but there’s still that ceiling. There’s still the image that we can never compete. Watch me compete.”
“WWE, in general — you can quote me on this I don’t care — everyone there is so below me. No one can put together a performance like me from there. Anyone that’s copying anyone is copying me. I’m the trend right now. I don’t need to search anyone as an opponent. I don’t need the need to take on anyone from there to prove anything.”
You can see Omega’s comments below: