Kenny Omega Says AEW Will Feature “Real Stars, Not Developmental Talent”

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Kenny Omega was asked about AEW’s upcoming head-to-head battle with NXT TV in a recent interview and said All Elite Wrestling’s show will feature “real stars, not developmental talent.”

Omega was interviewed by Dropkick Diskussions via Sportskeeda and had a bold response when asked about AEW’s TV show going up against NXT.

“You can call it a war if you want. It’s like, to me, we’re in a completely different kind of business. I mean what they’re doing is different from what we’re doing. It’s weird, because it’s hard to say you’re going to war with people that I call my friends,” he explained.

“And yet, we are going to war,” Omega added. “And yet, when I sit back and look at the grand picture, I’m going to war with these dudes that, if we were on the same show together, the same promotion…let’s pretend there were no borders. Let’s pretend there were no promotions. Let’s just pretend there’s just one big promotion. If these guys were in the same show as me, they’d be in the dark match. They’d be in the opening match of my main event match.”

In case you missed it … NXT’s first live episode on USA premiered last night and featured appearances from Bianca Belair, Undisputed Era, Velveteen Dream and Cameron Grimes. The second hour of the broadcast on WWE Network featured appearances from Pete Dunne, WALTER, Kushida, Lio Rush, Matt Riddle, Killian Dain and more. 

Kenny concluded his comments on the upcoming head-to-head battle saying, “You wanna call that a war, you wanna call that competition? Go ahead. Maybe it’s fun for you to do. That’s cool. But we’re different planets. And you’re going to see that right away, when you see 10000+ arenas sold out. You’re going to see smiles on fans’ faces. You’re going to see real stars, not developmental talent. But real stars appearing on your television sets, every week.”