A few things we seem not to appreciate the most about humanity is how we can create a source of living from anything our brain can conceive of and still entertain at the same time. It exists in different forms and quite as diverse as the human race itself. Professional wrestling is one of those forms of entertainment and Tyson Smith, with stage name Kenny Omega, is one of the thousands of people who help to fill the need for this kind of entertainment. Who is Kenny Omega? Learn more about the wrestler here…
Who Is Kenny Omega of WWE?
Canadians may not be known for a violent streak, but they are known for their culture of trying to please others and after a brief stint as an ice hockey goaltender, Kenny Omega chose to express that culture through professional wrestling.
For Kenny, it wasn’t a fleeting interest and within a short time, he was training under Top Rope Championship Wrestling promoter, Bobby Jay. Kenny tried to combine his passion and desire to be a professional wrestler with education but it was proving impossible and so be dropped out. He adopted the moniker Kenny Omega when he was 16.
Dropping out of university gave Kenny a chance to fully dive into the various opportunities available to him as an upcoming pro-wrestler. He joined Premier Championship Wrestling in 2001. He became an admired fighter in the Canadian wrestling circuit and his growing reputation earned him a developmental tryout with Wrestling’s biggest promotion company, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He left Premier Championship Wrestling in 2005.
His World Wrestling Entertainment career started with a one year stint at the Deep South Wrestling and ended with it. His one-year developmental contract failed to materialize into a professional contract with the company and he returned to Premier Championship Wrestling.
Despite the lack of a contract at WWE, Kenny Smith came back to the PCW with a more robust knowledge about wrestling. Since his return to PCW in 2006, Kenny Omega has won one of Premier Championship’s top tournament, PCW Premier Cup twice. He’s also won the PCW Heavyweight Championship four times.
Kenny Omega career has seen him fight for different Wrestling companies. He has fought under Pro Wrestling Syndicate, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, winning the JAPW Heavyweight Championship and then successfully defending it multiple times. He’s also fought at Ring of Honor.
Perhaps Kenny Omega’s most interesting career move yet was a move to Japanese Wrestling promotion, Dramatic Dream Team. Kenny, who always had an interest in the Japanese Wrestling scene because of the extent of their creative freedom. He has enjoyed an interesting time in Japan where he has won multiple Championships and has fought a nine-year-old girl.
He later left DDT to join New Japan Pro Wrestling. At NJPW, he formed a tag team with Kota Ibushi. Later he became a member of a team of foreign wrestlers in the NJPW named Bullet Club. After 8 years in Japan, Kenny Omega left Japan. His departure from the Japanese Wrestling scene was however short and he returned to NJPW barely a month after his exit.
Despite rumors of a move to the WWE, he continues to fight in Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling and having spent over almost a decade in the country, Kenny Omega (Tyson Smith) is now fluent in Japan and proudly represents the Japanese culture. Outside of wrestling, he also loves playing video games and hosts a YouTube channel where he regularly streams himself playing video games.
What Is His Net Worth?
Having recently just risen to the summit of pro wrestling with New Japan Pro Wrestling, the second largest wrestling promotion company in the world, Kenny is just on his way to building a lucrative career as a pro wrestler. So far, his wrestling career that started in 2001 has earned him a net worth of $560,000 and an annual salary of $55,000.
Is He Gay or Bisexual?
Kenny Omega has been subject to speculation about his sexuality due to his NJPW act with Kota Ibushi. Their tag team goes by the name Golden Lovers and other than just the name, their closeness has drawn speculation that the two men might be in a romantic relationship. However, neither Kenny nor Kota have confirmed nor denied the rumors and Kenny has stated definitively that he’s not in a relationship.