A top AEW star says he respects Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
On the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite, Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega will reignite their long-standing rivalry when they meet inside a steel cage in the latest chapter of the heated feud between The Elite and The Blackpool Combat Club.
In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Moxley spoke about the upcoming match and gave his thoughts on The Elite. He said:
“I have an immense amount of respect for Kenny and the Young Bucks. We’re blades looking for iron to sharpen ourselves. That’s true. I want to challenge myself against the three of them.”
Moxley continued on to reflect on when his rivalry with Omega started in 2019 and how it motivated him to become better, saying:
“Four years ago, a lot of people were ready to write me off. A lot of people thought I couldn’t even measure up to Kenny. He was coming off that New Japan run and he was the greatest wrestler of all time.”
“I felt an immense amount of motivation. I felt like, ‘I’m going to show all you motherf***ers I belong on the top.’”
The former three-time AEW World Champion concluded by noting how he is a lot better now and reflected on his substance abuse issues, saying:
“So Kenny has been pushing me since day one in AEW. And now I’m far better than I was then in 2019, especially now that I’m not scared of dying of a seizure in the ring.”
“And substance abuse issues are never really over, but it’s in the rearview. Mentally, physically, this is the best I’ve felt in a long time.”
As previously reported, Jon Moxley reflected on his rivalry with Kenny Omega and how it has progressed over the past four years in the same interview.
The card for next week’s edition of AEW Dynamite is as follows:
No Holds Barred – Julia Hart vs. Anna Jay
Open House Rules match for the AEW Trios Championship – House of Black (c) vs. Bandido & Best Friends
AEW International Championship – Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Daniel Garcia
Double Jeopardy Match – Claudio Castagnoli vs. Rey Fenix
Steel Cage Match – Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley
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