AEW fans are still talking about the match of the year candidate we saw at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door between Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay.
The match, which received six stars from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, has been discussed mainly for one spot in particular.
The spot in question saw Will Ospreay hit Omega with a Tiger Driver 91, dropping Omega on his head, which led to a lot of discourse over the past week about the spot.
Omega spoke to Uproxx, where he discussed the spot and the backlash it received.
Omega said that he did the spot in order to take fans on an emotional rollercoaster.
“That’s what I do. There were a number of things that were designed to elicit a response from people, whether it be positive or negative. But I wanted to take people on an emotional rollercoaster.
“Hopefully it leaves fans questioning is he okay? It’s all about the match. We’re battling in that ring and I want you to go along for the ride with us. If they thought everything else in that match was just the worst s**t they’ve ever seen in their life, but that one moment, got them for a second, ‘He’s not going to kick out, he’s not going to get up, they better get the gurney, call in the f**king airlift,’ that’s perfect. And if I had a whole match of those types of reactions, even better.
“It’s all part of my job, it’s all part of my profession. These are things that I take a lot of pride in and I think that’s why when I went into this match, there’s a lot of physical and mental preparation that goes into it because I was really preparing myself to wow the crowd to this kind of level.”
Omega continued on, discussing the reaction to the spot from people online, believing that the criticisms don’t come from people with his best interest at heart.
“People that wanted to s**t on something or people that want to frown upon something, or for people that want to say, ‘Well, if it were me, I wouldn’t have done that.’ I didn’t get to where I was by being able to do things that everyone else could do. I realized, and I recognized that I do have special talents that maybe not everyone else can do.
“Without revealing too much, I think a lot about my health. I think a lot about life after wrestling. I think a lot about my current life. I think about next week’s Dynamite and the week after that. I would never do something I didn’t trust myself in performing 100 percent.”
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