AEW World Champion Kenny Omega Mocks Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels’ Iconic WWE WrestleMania Moment

Published 08/16/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
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)


‘The Belt Collector’ Kenny Omega retained his AAA Mega Championship last night at AAA’s TripleMania XXIX in a hard-fought battle against Andrade el Idolo, who put Omega to test and almost grabbed Omega’s second title.

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The fight was a bit of old school, there was no major high-risk spot or high-flying. It was a constant back and forth with lethal strikes which was reminiscent of the 80s era of NWA.

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What was more interesting to see was the surprise entrance of the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, 72, who accompanied Andrade during his fight. Although Omega won the fight, he found himself caught between Andrade and Flair after the match.

Flair delivered his classic knife-edge chops to Kenny’s chest while the crowd was on their feet. However, in the post-fight interview, Omega destroyed Flair’s legacy by mocking him.

TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 08: Kenny Omega vs Kota Ibushi vs Cody during the King of Pro-Wresting at Ryogoku Kokugikan on October 8, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by New Japan Pro-Wrestling/Getty Images)

Kenny Omega mocks Ric Flair’s retirement match at WrestleMania 24

At the interview, Kenny referenced Flair’s retirement match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24; however, Omega talked about a particular spot in that match. Shawn was about to deliver his finisher ‘Sweet Chin Music’ but before hitting it he said, “I’m sorry, I love you” and hit Ric with his move before pinning him.

Kenny said, “You know, what would’ve been a better moment? If Ric Flair came into that ring and I popped [punch] him one on the face. I think the fans would’ve been so happy, they would’ve been cheering, “Kenny, Kenny, Kenny”. And Ric Flair would have come up [mimicking his crying], and I would say “I’m sorry Ric, I love you”, and then V-Trigger to the face.”

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Surely, it was another dig at WWE from an AEW superstar, but this time the scenario is different. This time, two ex-WWE superstars were working with Omega.

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Now, Ric Flair is simply a tough nail to crack he has roots in wrestling so deep that even at 72, he wants to be physically involved in the business.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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