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Kenny Omega says digital age helped him, wrestling as a whole pass MMA


At Kenny Omega’s core he is a connoisseur of all things pro wrestling. Omega’s run to the top of the pro wrestling mountain over the last few years has been remarkable to watch.

Match after match, feud after feud, Omega has continued to attempt to beat his own personal high score at the game of competitive grappling. Omega has been the model for how big a wrestler could become outside of the WWE bubble.

Maybe in a different era, Omega isn’t able to reach the heights he has met over his last run.

Making the media rounds to promote New Japan’s U.S. show airing live on AXS TV on Sunday (Mar. 25), Omega talked with SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio about how he’s become one of the biggest wrestlers in the world.

Omega mentions that the digital age of social media and live streaming of pro wrestling has played a huge part in aiding his rise in popularity. The 34-year-old Canadian also theorizes that pro wrestling’s embracing the digital world has helped it once again pass combat sports rival mixed martial arts.

Is Kenny Omega on to something? Has pro wrestling, himself included, become more popular due to the world getting smaller and more people having access to digital content?

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