Kenny Omega Comments on Allowing Sex Offender to Wrestle at CEOxNJPW Event

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Chasyn Rance — a convicted sex offender — wrestled in the opening match of NJPW‘s event at a popular gaming convention on Friday night and Kenny Omega has now commented on the matter.

The NJPW event in Florida took place at the CEO ’18 Fighting Game Championships and Omega was in charge of the actual wrestling show, which kicked off with a match between Rance and Aaron Epic.

For those unfamiliar, Rance was convicted of lewd and lascivious sex with a minor in 2011. A simple Google search shows the indie wrestler can be found on sex offender registries.

Kenny responded to the negative reaction on Twitter this morning saying:

“Here it is: I produced all matches from dark match #2 on. I gave the ring crew (also a wrestling school) carte Blanche to have our first dark. No entrances,no name graphics. And thus they had a match. I met Chasyn once in 2004 so his name was familiar. The other guy I’d never met. Regardless of their history or whatever, this crew of people were all very helpful in set up, tear down, and various odd jobs around the arena. I’d felt giving them the opportunity to have a dark match was the least I could do as a way to show appreciation. I’m gutted that people feel betrayed by their involvement, but at no point did I feel I was working with criminals or anything of the sort. As I’d said earlier, they were nothing but polite and helpful throughout the entire experience. I’ll know better for next time to only use those I’m absolutely familiar/comfortable with.”

UPDATE: Kenny tweeted an additional lengthy statement saying he made a “terrible oversight” by allowing the match to take place and is now offering refunds to anyone in attendance who felt “unsafe or personally offended by his inclusion in the show.”

Read the full statement below. 

  • Randy Klemme

    If there were children present the guy should have been arrested on the sport for violation of any probation or limitations he was under as a sex offender

    • The huntress in the night

      Obviously he’s not under restrictions or he would not have been working consistently in the business since 2011’s conviction. So stop being a dick just to be one.

      • Randy Klemme

        He’s the dick for being a pedophile

    • Erhe R.

      She wasn’t a child, idiot. She was pubescent teen.

      • Randy Klemme

        She was a minor….that makes the punk as a pedophile under the law….hence sexual predator

        • BadStreet USA

          What is sad is there are some people trying to defend this guy.

      • BadStreet USA

        She was still a minor you dumb piece of shit. I hope you rot in hell you sicko.

  • Louis

    A piece of shit like this guy should never be allowed in the wrestling business ever again. Shame on you, Omega.

    • Todd Ball

      Meh, if you’re a guy that’s been living between Winnipeg Canada and Japan for the last decade or so I can believe he’s probably not plugged in to that Florida wrestling bubble and maybe didn’t know. Chasyn Rance isn’t exactly a household name. That said, if you want to kinda condemn Kenny for this then you should go look at the “Team Vision Dojo” website and scroll through all the pictures of the contracted WWE talent and other Florida wrestlers who absolutely would know about this guy’s wrongdoings that run seminars there on the regular.

    • The huntress in the night

      So because someone committed a sex offense they should never work again. Well then pieces of shit like Matt Borne, Art Barr, Kerry Von Erich, Raven, Rick Rude and every other guy who slept with a 17 yo rat should never have been working in the business either.

      • I DONT KNOW

        Strawman.

      • Vance

        You don’t have to worry about 1/2 those guys on your list ever working again.

    • Erhe R.

      If men who had sex with teenage girls shouldn’t be allowed to the business then probably about half of WWE’s roster would lose their job today.

    • H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

      It was just a major mishap on the cleaner’s part. He obediently apologized from all the fans around the world.

      What else do you want him to do?

      • Louis

        To kiss my ass.

        • H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

          Troll confirmed! Just say this to his face and see what happens troll loser. One V trigger is enough to put you in a sound sleep that would last 2 weeks

          • Louis

            Suck my dick.

          • H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

            What else can you say stinky @$$ trolling loser?

          • Louis

            Eat my butthole.

          • H!& Sóttę RPG 3K

            Death be upon your head 😖😖

          • Louis

            Give me head bitch

  • JamalC

    Dude’s been working consistently for years on the indy circuit after his conviction and registration. I wonder why it suddenly became a big deal after last night.

    • JasperOrtontheFriendlyGhost

      Because he works for small indie companies. NJPW is almost worldwide now. They should know better

    • Erhe R.

      Dumb SJWs trying to see the evil patriarchy everywhere.