When Kenny Omega won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in 2018, it was one of the biggest title changes in history. The culmination of a two-year storyline saw Omega lift the title after defeating Kazuchika Okada at Dominion.
Now, Omega has opened up about how he was feeling after that match. In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Omega said he had no more goals as an active wrestler after winning the title. Now, he just wants to change the world. Here is the quote:
“My mission statement has always sort of been “Change the world.” A lot of people ask me what that means or if I’m just saying it because it sounds nice. To be honest, I’ve just always sort of felt that I had accomplished all of my goals in professional wrestling a long time ago. There wasn’t much more for me to do as an active professional wrestler. After winning the IWGP heavyweight championship, what was left for me? I needed something bigger than me, bigger than what I had been doing.”
Kenny Omega lost the IWGP title to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13. To date, it stands as his final match with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Since then, he has signed with All Elite Wrestling where he is their reigning AEW World Champion.