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Kenny Omega Reveals Why He Left WWE

Kenny Omega

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 30, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Sparky Plugg vs. Barry Horowitz (Bob Holly makes his Challenge debut)

– Adam Bomb vs. “The Italian Stallion” Gary Sabaugh

– The Bushwhackers vs. Scott Powers & Mark Thorn

– Ludvig Borga vs. Larry Croy

– Headshrinkers vs. David Clements & JD Striker

– Kwang vs. Ray Hudson

• Kenny Omega Reveals Why He Left WWE

During a recent appearance on The Warmup, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega talked about why he left WWE’s Deep South Wrestling developmental territory back in 2006.

Below is what Omega said:

“I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought that I would. I really appreciated the opportunity and learned a lot. I felt going into the system as being a nobody, without them knowing my limitations, without them knowing my potential, especially, I really wanted to prove to them that I could be more to them and to the business than what they thought of me originally, so I decided to leave WWE.

Luckily, when I decided to leave WWE I was still young and foolish, and money didn’t mean anything to me. Part two to that was I had parents who were very supportive of my career and I was still able to live at home, free, you know, room and board.

I wasn’t forced to make any rash decisions and I could focus on fulfilling my dreams. Up until now, nobody really understands there are other options, there is more to wrestling than just WWE. You can make a living and make a difference, being regarded as the best on the planet in professional wrestling without ever stepping foot in WWE.”

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