Kenny Omega’s Achievements: The Belt Collector’s Every Major Championship Win

Published 05/24/2021, 8:45 AM EDT


Kenny Omega or ‘The Belt Collector,’ as he likes to call himself, is one of the biggest stars of pro wrestling outside WWE. Over the last decade, Omega made a name for himself in Japan and became a superstar. Now, he’s doing the same in America. And guess what? He’s already got three titles on him!

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Speaking of titles, the ‘Belt Collector‘ has held over fourteen different championships in major promotions in his career so far. So, without any further adieu, let’s check out which are those championships!

TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 08: Kenny Omega celebrates after the 3 Way match against Cody and Kota Ibushi during the King of Pro-Wresting at Ryogoku Kokugikan on October 8, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Kenny Omega and his early championship wins in Japan

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Kenny Omega formed the infamous ‘Golden Lovers’ tag team with Kota Ibushi in 2009 during his time in DDT-Pro Wrestling. The duo quickly captured the KO-D Tag Team Championship, which also marked the first-ever title win in a major wrestling promotion for Omega.

Omega went on to capture the KO-D Tag Team Championship a total of three times in his career. His second reign with the title came in 2011 with Michael Nakazawa. This third reign in 2014 saw him hold the title as part of the Golden Lovers again.

However, these are not his singles title wins. Omega’s first singles title for a major promotion was the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship. He won the title in October 2011, and held it for 217 days! Not long after losing the title, the Canadian wrestler won the KO-D Openweight Championship, his first singles title in DDT.

Kenny’s first-hand experience of being a ‘Belt Collector’ started at this very time. Not soon after winning the KO-D Openweight Championship, he also won the DDT Extreme Division Championship and enjoyed a two-month dual-title reign.

Alongside these, Omega also won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship on two occasions. Kota Ibushi was one of his partners both times. The Golden Lovers were a pretty successful duo.

They also won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships during their brief stint in 2010.

‘The Cleaner’ is born

Kenny Omega had wrestled in NJPW several times in the past, but he became an official member of the roster in late October 2014. He debuted his new ‘Cleaner’ gimmick, and the rest, as they say, is history. Kenny made an impact within the first quarter of his signing by winning the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.

The IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship was Kenny’s first singles title in NJPW. He lost the title but regained it again in September 2015. From 2016 to 2018, Kenny’s golden age really began.

Kenny ‘The Cleaner’ Omega became the first Gaijin to win the G1 Climax (2016). Not just that, but he also won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship and the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships twice with The Young Bucks earlier that year.

OSAKA, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 03: Kenny Omega looks on after the tag match during the Power Struggle – Super Jr. Tag League 2018 at Edion Arena Osaka on November 03, 2018 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

‘The Cleaner’ also became the inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Champions in 2017. He finally realized his ultimate dream of winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in a classic match at Dominion 6.9 in 2018 that broke the Meltzer rating system.

Kenny Omega’s belt collection in AEW and North America so far

Despite superstar success in Japan, Kenny hadn’t won a single title for a major promotion in North America until 2019. In fact, he didn’t even think he’d make it to America and had even made retirement plans in Japan. However, the birth of AEW changed the course.

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Kenny challenged Fenix (another AEW roster member now) for his AAA Mega Championship. In a shocking turn of events, Omega defeated Fenix and thus won his first title for a major promotion in North America. Two months later, he won the AEW World Tag Team Championships with Hangman Page.

Recently, Kenny has transformed into the ‘Belt Collector’ since winning the AEW World Championship in late 2020 and the Impact World Championship last month. He looks confident and is doing the perfect job as a heel champion. We’re sure Omega will do what he aims – and that is revolutionize wrestling.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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