“He Gets It” – AEW Champion Kenny Omega and WWE Icon Daniel Bryan Exchange Praises

Published 04/30/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Daniel Bryan is currently feuding with Universal Champion Roman Reigns. However, he is well aware of his contemporaries like AEW and Impact World Champion Kenny Omega.

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Before Bryan and Omega became prominent names, they were very popular on the indie scene. The duo has faced each other multiple times and has had some stellar matches.

In a recent interview with Robbie Fox, Bryan recalled the old days and immensely praised Omega. He lauded Omega’s ability to evolve, given the latter’s current position in the wrestling industry.

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I have a lot of respect for Kenny Omega and it’s not just the great matches that he has put on. It’s also that he looks at wrestling differently than anybody else,” Bryan said.

He also said AEW Tag Team Champions Young Bucks are of the same breed.

“It’s like a genius take of the wrestling that they loved when they were younger and mimicking it but also like evolving from that and evolving from the takes from that.” Bryan added, “With Kenny, it doesn’t have a previous evolution. It’s just these completely new things that enter his head that he’s daring to try.”

Kenny Omega responds to Daniel Bryan’s comments

The words soon reached Omega, and he could not help but respond. On his Twitter account, “The Cleaner” retweeted the video and wrote, “He gets it. Go figure, right?”

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Earlier in April, Omega defeated Impact World Champion Rich Swann in a ‘Winner Takes All’ match to claim the latter’s Impact World Championship.

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The duo faced off against each other in a Pro Wrestling Guerilla match. “I remember, we were at a hotel and I don’t know if he floated the idea of something or not and then we started riffing about like this thing,” Bryan recalled. “And I laughed it off, and he was like ‘no, what if we do it?’ And I was like… what are you saying to me?”
Apart from this, Bryan does not remember anything except when Omega sang “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.” However, if that happened today, Daniel feels it would not be appropriate.
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)
I think if we did that now, if you booked Daniel Bryan vs. Kenny Omega or Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega, and we gave them the John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt bit, it wouldn’t fly. People wouldn’t be happy!
Daniel will face Roman Reigns in a Career vs Title match on this week’s SmackDown. If Daniel loses, he would have to leave SmackDown.
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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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