Kenny Omega Responds to Fans Comparing his Look to Triple H’s

Published 07/05/2021, 8:45 AM EDT


Kenny Omega is a frontrunner for the Wrestler of the Year award. The Best Bout Machine has had a phenomenal 2021, putting on classics in AEW and clinching the IMPACT World Championship. The rest of Omega’s year is full of big matches, but he has taken his heel antics and done something truly bizarre.

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Triple H did not inspire Kenny Omega and his new beard

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)

On last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Omega walked out to cut a promo on his incredible AEW Championship reign. Having beaten Jungle Boy in a fizzing match, the Best Bout Machine wanted his moment in the sun. However, he walked out with a little surprise plastered all over his face.

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Similar to the Young Bucks’ facial hair, Omega sported a beard too, but he resembled a former WWE Champion. If you look closely, you can actually see the similarities between Kenny’s beard and Triple H’s beard from 2006. Paying tribute to both Harley Race and Lemmy Kilmister, the Game sported a bizarre look which the fans choose not the remember.

On Twitter, Omega finally decided to respond to a fan who commented on his new look. The AEW World Champion claimed he’d forgotten the 2006 phase of Triple H‘s career, and that his look didn’t really have anything to do with him. However, this didn’t stop the internet from trolling Kenny.

Irrespective of the look, Omega has a fun couple of weeks ahead of him. On July 17th, he defends the IMPACT World Championship against Sami Callihan at Slammiversary. Aside from his regular matches in AEW, Omega has a date with Andrade El Idolo in August for the AAA Mega Championship.

Is a former friend Omega’s next AEW Title contender?

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Despite the upcoming challenges for Kenny Omega, his toughest challenge might come in the form of a friend. And not just any friend; the man who held the AEW Tag Team Championships with him. Kenny Omega’s next AEW Title challenge could come from Hangman Adam Page.

At Double or Nothing, Page picked up a huge win over the #2 ranked Brian Cage which shot him to the top of the ranks. He stands alone, higher than Cage, Cody Rhodes, Darby Allin and even former champion Jon Moxley.

On last week’s episode of Dynamite, Evil Uno and the Dark Order reminded Omega that Hangman Page was still awaiting his title shot, and he would Omega to bed. Flipping out upon hearing this, Omega claimed Hangman doesn’t have the guts to step into the ring with him. Is Omega’s claim true, or will we see crown the cowboy as AEW Champion?

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Nathan Fulgado

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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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