Skilled wrestling has been consumed by the information this week that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan seem like heading for All Elite Wrestling.
The WWE legends, who’re solely 42 and 40 respectively, would symbolize the 2 largest signings in AEW’s historical past and might be authentic game-changers for an organization that’s simply two-and-a-half years outdated.
Kenny Omega is the present AEW champion and is, in fact, one of many government vice presidents alongside The Younger Bucks and Cody Rhodes, as nicely.
Throughout an interview with Wrestling Observer Radio, Omega spoke about the potential for each males becoming a member of AEW.
Punk is rumoured to debut at AEW All Out on September 5 whereas Bryan is rumoured for his or her massive New York present later that very same month.
“(These had been) two extraordinarily clever individuals who discovered a approach to type, I don’t wish to say cheat the system, but it surely was a system that was not created for them there,” Omega stated.
“And so they had been in a position to break each ceiling that was positioned in entrance of them and emerge as an precise legend that may by no means be forgotten. So it’s cool for me to assume that I’ll be capable of get within the ring with these two. Probably.
“However I feel as a result of they had been so distinguished within the WWE, and lots of that’s featured with segments, angles, character work. For me, as thrilling because the wrestling half is, the power to inform a narrative is extra thrilling for me.”
On Bryan, Omega had nothing however reward for the acumen the previous five-time world champion confirmed throughout his time with WWE.
“Danielson, I nonetheless name him Bryan Danielson, Daniel Bryan, I at all times knew he was extremely clever,” Omega stated. “He’s ridiculously good, particularly on the subject of skilled wrestling. For him to sort of create a motion, an precise, authentic motion within the ‘Sure Motion’, for him to provide you with that, he created it.
“There’s no, completely no manner, and you may discover documented proof saying that ‘oh we at all times deliberate to have you’ve got your WrestleMania second and be the champion.’ I wouldn’t imagine it. Even when I noticed it in entrance of my face, I don’t assume that was ever the plan. However he made it the plan, as a result of he’s that good.
“He was in a position to sort of flip every part round and emerge as a mega star, as a result of he’s good sufficient in a wrestling sense and a enterprise sense. Similar to in ROH, how he was in a position to have these followers within the palm of his arms, he’s in a position to have all the WWE Universe within the palm of his arms with one phrase.
“Actually the one different individual I can consider that did that was Austin with the ‘What?’. There’s actually no one else I can consider who had that a lot energy with one phrase. And wrestling potential? In fact, second to none. Probably the most crisp, one of the vital technically sound athletes to ever step foot within the ring, particularly within the present age.”
CM Punk hasn’t even wrestled since 2014 and crowds nonetheless chant his title to today, and Omega thinks you need to respect any person who can change the sport like that.
“CM Punk, a man who in all probability has a special line of pondering than your present day performer, your common performer,” Omega stated. “And he has this unimaginable fame, and he has followers to today who would comply with him to the ends of the earth.
“A really devoted fanbase. And that fanbase believes he’s the most effective on the planet and would be the finest till the tip of time. For those who’re in a position to have individuals like that who comply with your profession so passionately, you in all probability have one thing very particular about you.
“It simply goes to indicate you that the best way he offered himself, the best way he spoke about himself, the best way he spoke to his opponents, how he carried out within the ring, entrance music, his picture. He was at all times very meticulous and he was very clever about how he went about it.”
We’ve acquired stories and rumours proper now, however they appear authentic and we received’t have to attend lengthy to search out out.