After their match at Wrestle Kingdom 11, both Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega spoke with Justin Barrasso of SI.com about the match and more. Here are the highlights.
Omega on the IWGP Heavyweight Champion:
“This IWGP title means more with me than any WWE championship,” said Omega. “The WWE belt means nothing, it means absolutely nothing. They pass around that belt like a hot potato. I probably have a neighbor on my block who held that belt at one point. There is no prestige to that belt whatsoever.”
Okada on facing Omega:
“I haven’t wrestled as dangerous a guy as Kenny, so I needed to show my other face,” said Okada. “I still suffered from pain in my neck from his One-Winged Angel maneuver to me on the table in December, so I wanted to try dangerous moves like Kenny.”
Okada on being IWGP Heavyweight Champion:
“I should hold the IWGP title always,” said Okada. “I will fight in many cities and many countries and earn my title on the next stage. I’m the best, not Omega. I love New Japan more than Omega, and I will continue to prove that.”