“It’s a Blessing and a Curse”- AEW Champion Kenny Omega Burdened by Demands of Being Triple Champion

Published 05/21/2021, 12:02 PM EDT


Kenny Omega has been kicking down the Forbidden door and conquering promotions through what is possibly the best run of his life. And currently, he sits at the top of three wrestling promotions, clothed in Gold from his exploits. 

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The AEW star not only has the World Championship of his own promotion but is also the Impact World Champion and the AAA Mega Champion. As the king of three huge promotions, Kenny Omega finds himself staring down the hungry eyes of over a hundred potential challengers.

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Speaking on Wrestling with the Week, Omega revealed how he feels with three heavy crowns on his head, and what it is like being the MVP of the wrestling world right now. 

“It’s a blessing and a curse. As champion, you get some high-quality matches and you’re the focal point of the shows, but at the same time, there is a schedule that is required and a demand for your body and health and psychological health,” he admitted. 

“There is a demand that goes into being a champion. It’s cool to look at pictures and be like, ‘wow, look at all these belts,’ but then I think, ‘Man, I have to defend these and make time to defend these’. I have to be that guy for the company and you just count the days and weeks that you’re available to do it,” Omega explained. “It’s requiring a lot of multi-tasking. I’m hanging on and I can do it right now, so I’m going to do it.” ( h/t Fightful )

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Kenny Omega has three different title defenses coming up!

The AEW icon is clearly making the absolute most of his prime and is standing tall in the spotlight. However, as most cases show, it is easy to get to the top; holding the position is a different ball game and Omega is just getting started. 

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He will have to defend his AEW Championship first at Double or Nothing against Orange Cassidy and PAC, after which Moose awaits him for an Impact World Championship rematch. He will then have to head over to defend his AAA Mega Championship against a re-invigorated Andrade at TripleMania, and it’s hard to imagine him heading out of this carnage with all three belts intact in his hands. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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