IWGP Heavyweight champ Kenny Omega has revealed he’s currently suffering from a fractured rib … but the wrestler says he won’t be taking time off because he doesn’t want to disrespect the title.
Kenny talked about his injury situation while streaming a Mario Party session on Being the Elite‘s Twitch feed. Omega explained, “The foot is doing much better, it is my rib that is fractured right now.”
Adding, “My ribs are in a bad way, but what can you do … right? I’m not one of those guys that likes to try to brag. Like, ‘Hey, look. I’m injured and I’m so tough I’m gonna keep fighting.’ It’s not like that at all. It’s just you gotta do what you gotta do.”
The wrestler finished this portion of the conversation saying, “You just gotta go when you’re the champ, ya know? You can’t disrespect the belt. You can’t take days off.”
Kenny is scheduled to wrestle next month in a tag match with Kota Ibushi at Power Struggle.