This morning an interview with Kenny Omega on CBC’s Front Burner was published at “How Winnipeg’s Kenny Omega became the biggest wrestling star that most Canadians never heard of“. A brief article accompanies the audio interview at that link. It’s a nice profile of the world’s greatest wrestler.
As a kid in the Winnipeg suburb of Transcona, Tyson Smith was obsessed with hockey and the Winnipeg Jets. He dreamed of being a professional goaltender. Decades later, Smith – now known as “Kenny Omega” – has made his way to the Jets’ home arena for a different reason: he’s performing as a professional wrestler. Omega is the headliner for a show with All Elite Wrestling, the wrestling company he helped build into the first direct competitor to the WWE in almost 20 years. Before he stepped into the ring, Omega joined Front Burner host Jayme Poisson to discuss the culture of wrestling in Winnipeg, his path to fame in Japan, his push to expand inclusivity and storytelling in the sport, and swirling rumours about what he’ll do next.“How Winnipeg’s Kenny Omega became the biggest wrestling star that most Canadians never heard of“