• Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Reveals His Top Three Wrestlers In The World
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard section, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada commented on Kenny Omega as an opponent, who he thinks are the top three wrestlers in the world, and his goal in wrestling.
Below are the highlights:
On Kenny Omega as an opponent:
“Kenny is tough, he’s strong, he’s awesome; I think all those things are pretty obvious. The thing with him is that with the power of NJPW World, he’s been able to get such a following worldwide. The whole world has their hopes pinned on him and that’s a definite X-factor.”
On who he thinks are the top three wrestlers in the world:
“Kenny, [Tetsuya] Naito, and [Will] Ospreay. Aside from myself, those three are what makes NJPW the best promotion in the world.”
On his goal in wrestling:
“The ‘goal,’ so to speak, the finish line, is losing interest in wrestling. Until then, I’ll keep going like I have been.”
• RAW Wrestler Still Has Backstage Heat From WrestleMania 34 Week Incident
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Alicia Fox still has some backstage heat after the verbal scuffle with Ronda Rousey’s husband, Travis Browne, during WrestleMania 34 week.
He explained that the WWE hasn’t been happy with her not because of Rousey’s position in the company, but simply because she caused a scene during WrestleMania week and the company just doesn’t want to worry about such headaches during the busiest week of the year.
As previously noted, Alicia’s contract is rumored to expire later this year. However, despite not being used, she was reportedly backstage at this week’s RAW. It’s still unknown if she’s been cleared to compete or when the company plans to bring her back.
You can watch the incident between Alicia & Travis Browne below: