“This Isn’t the NBA, NFL” – Kenny Omega Addresses the Toxic AEW Fanbase

Published 09/11/2021, 12:53 AM EDT


Kenny Omega has been in the wrestling industry for a while now to understand how fans function. While he appreciates the fans for their support, he believes there’s a form of toxicity which exists within them.

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During a conversation, Kenny Omega discussed how fans have been divided over wrestlers. He believes the fans are more focused on picking a side than understanding that this is an individual sport, and there aren’t any teams involved.

“The wrestling community can sometimes be toxic, and I hate seeing it in sports. I hate seeing it in video games, and music and movies, where you have fans divided so passionately. People feel like they have to choose a side, and they feel that once they choose that side, they have to defend that side with every fiber of their being. This isn’t the NHL. This isn’t the NBA. This isn’t the NFL. We aren’t teams playing in the same league.”

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Kenny Omega reveals the relationship between pro-wrestlers

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During the same conversation, the AEW World Champion revealed that he’s working with pro-wrestlers who are like family to him. Hence, even if they are rivals in the ring, outside the ring they are friends. In fact, Omega revealed he wants everyone to achieve the success they aim for.

“We’re all wrestlers, and a lot of us are, regardless of who we represent or who are working for, a lot of us still feel like we’re family. I have friends not only in AEW, but I have friends in New Japan, I have friends in IMPACT, I have friends in WWE. I know it sounds crazy I have friends there, and guess what, I want them to succeed. I still keep in touch with them. I don’t want you to wish ill, or wish harm or wish death upon them, as my fans, and I don’t think that the opposite is true either.”

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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