Kenny Omega Responds To Hiroshi Tanahashi In Rolling Stone Japan

Kenny Omega Hiroshi Tanahashi
Kenny Omega Hiroshi Tanahashi

Kenny Omega was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone Japan. During the course of the interview, Omega responded to comments Tanahashi made regarding his in-ring ability earlier this year. Tanahashi said in September that only the last 5 minutes of a Kenny Omega wrestling match matter because there is no story.

“Kenny’s puroresu is like watching a movie with no Kishotenketsu (dramatic arc of traditional Japanese narratives)” – Hiroshi Tanahashi on Kenny Omega’s in-ring style.

Omega responded to Tanahashi’s criticism to Rolling Stone Japan. We go over his comments in the video below:

Kenny Omega In Rolling Stone Japan

Chris Charlton offered up several translations of Omega’s comments to Rolling Stone.

“To suggest that mine is a style that isn’t New Japan is a big problem,” Omega said. “It’s saying Tanahashi’s style, the style that presents himself as the ace, is the only style that’s correct.”

“I absolutely understand and respect that Tanahashi did so much to pull NJPW out of the dark ages,” Omega continued. “Recently, the ones that have brought us to this awesome level have been Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, and of course, the best bout machine, Kenny Omega.”

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Wrestle Kingdom 13
January 4th, 2018
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kenny Omega (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Chris Jericho (c) vs Tetsuya Naito
  • Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    KUSHIDA (c) vs Taiji Ishimori
  • IWGP United States Championship
    Cody (c) vs Juice Robinson
  • RevPro British Heavyweight Championship
    Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs Zack Sabre Jr.
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships
    Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs The Young Bucks vs. EVIL and SANADA
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
    Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (c) vs Roppongi 3K vs BUSHI and Shingo Takagi
  • IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship
    Kota Ibushi (c) vs Will Ospreay
  • #1 Contender NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championships