Kenny Omega is, not only one of the best wrestlers in the world but one of the most well received. The IWGP Champion has earned the love of fans around the globe for his in-ring ability and his overflowing charisma, and Omega had a chance to speak on the differences between NJPW and WWE characters in a recent interview.
While speaking with Mel Magazine, the Cleaner said that the reason a lot of WWE guys, like Reigns, can’t connect with an audience is that they’re limited by creative.
People go through heartbreak in all walks of life, regardless of age, sex, religion or whatever. There are times you break up with a loved one, a friend or whatever. You feel alone. It’s a very easy feeling to understand – the feeling of loss, heartache and pain. So, I’ve put myself in a position to feel pain alongside the fans.
WWE keeps it simple because they feel as simple as possible is best. It’s the easiest to book for television as well. You can micromanage things to the second that way. If there’s real emotion you can’t. Even if you can’t really understand what’s going on [as a child], you can feel, and as long as you can feel something, it’s better than coming out of it and feeling nothing.
Is Kenny Omega right? Are WWE’s characters and storytelling too simple to really connect with?