“Don’t Be Mad at Me”- AEW Champion Kenny Omega Sends a Message to the Critics After Winning the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Year Award

Published 02/27/2021, 8:25 AM EST
TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 08: Kenny Omega gestures in the 3 Way match between Kenny Omega, Cody and Kota Ibushi during the King of Pro-Wresting at Ryogoku Kokugikan on October 8, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)


Kenny Omega dominated the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards. The Best Bout Machine picked up three accolades, the best finishing move, best match, and most outstanding wrestler.

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Omega’s 2020 began with an AEW Tag Team Championship reign and was capped off by a brilliant AEW Championship victory.

Kenny Omega reacts to winning big at the WON awards

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Since turning heel, Omega has been in excellent form. The AEW World Champion has put on some incredible matches with the title, against the likes of Rey Fenix, Lance Archer, and Joey Janela. Prior to winning the title, Omega didn’t exactly have a poor year either.

Omega began 2020 by winning the AEW Tag Team Championships alongside Adam Page. He and Hangman held the titles for six months before losing it to FTR at All Out.

During the incredible reign, Omega and Page defended the title in a brilliant match against the Young Bucks at Revolution.

Omega, Page, and the Bucks shared the WON award for Best Match of 2020. Dave Meltzer gave the match six stars, breaking his five-star scale.

Omega and Page split after they lost the titles and met at Full Gear in the finals of the AEW Championship tournament. Kenny beat Pentagon Jr in a television classic, Sonny Kiss in a devastating squash, and Page in the finals.

Omega capped off the year with the AEW World Championship, beating his blood rival Jon Moxley. With Don Callis by his side, Omega absconded to IMPACT Wrestling and reunited with the Good Brothers. He brought Gallows and Anderson to AEW and reunited the Bullet Club from 2016.

Kenny taunted fans on Twitter after his win. He said, “Don’t be mad at me. Be mad that your favorites weren’t even remotely close to being good enough.”

Exploding Barbwire match coming soon

Kenny Omega has the chance to continue his hot streak with an explosive match at AEW Revolution. Omega will face Jon Moxley in a rematch for the AEW World Championship in an exploding barbwire deathmatch.
This stipulation is something completely unheard of, and fans are both terrified and excited to see Moxley and Omega put their bodies on the line once again. Their match at Full Gear 2019 was a hate-filled brawl with dangerous weapons and stomach-churning spots.

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Moxley won that match after drilling Omega with the Paradigm Shift on the wooden planks underneath the ring canvas. What insanity will we see from the two craziest stars in all of North American wrestling on March 7?

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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