How I Would Book: Kenny Omega’s WWE Debut

Let’s just jump straight into the obvious, Kenny Omega is the guy. Now, I know that the casual WWE fan may think of Kenny Omega as just your average “jabroni” but he is far from that. I can say that because I was once that casual WWE fan. The type of WWE fan to assume whoever isn’t in the company, just sucks. However, ladies and gentlemen the hype surrounding Kenny Omega is for good reason.

Rewind to January 2017, Kenny Omega is on top of the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) scene as himself and Kazuchika Okada are about to brawl for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 11. This would turn out to be the start to a legendary series of matches. This rivalry alone proved to a casual WWE fan such as myself that there is more, better wrestling out there.

Needless to say, “The Cleaner” is a world class in ring competitor, a fantastic talker on the mic and of course a master at controlling the crowd. He has already proved that you don’t need the WWE to have a legendary career in pro wrestling.

Although — what if Kenny Omega decided to join the WWE?

Now before you yell at me on Twitter, I am fully aware that it is highly unlikely for Kenny to join the WWE as he is currently in a happy position as the Executive Vice President for AEW. Although, as a die hard wrestling fan you must always think about the “what ifs” because anything is possible.

With that being said, welcome to the first instalment of the brand new weekly Bodyslam.net series, “How I would book”. Throughout this hypothetical series we will discuss past, present or future scenarios that could be taken in a different direction. This week we start off with Kenny Omega’s WWE debut.

John Cena Dream Match

Now, assuming the WWE would be smart enough to wait until the next major pay-per-view to debut “The Cleaner”, the only match that they need to start off with is John Cena.

Picture this — John Cena returns to the WWE for the Summerslam pay-per-view and receives a large pop from the audience. He’s not back for a quick one-off segment, Cena wants a match tonight. John stands in the ring, calling out anyone in the back that’s willing to come out to the ring and give him the extraordinary match that he is looking for.

The crowd patiently waits in silence, ready for a John Cena return match. Suddenly, unfamiliar music echo’s through the arena, the crowd remains confused until they see this, pop up on the titantron.

The audience absolutely looses their mind as they become fully aware that not only do they get to see a 5 star dream match in the making tonight but they also realize the WWE has signed Kenny Omega.

John smirks, knowing this is going to be good. This match would need at least 30 minutes of proper build up — stiff New Japan-esque strikes from Kenny Omega, theatrical “you-can’t-see-me” punches from John Cena. It’s WWE vs Strong Style at its purest form. Of course, Cena should put Omega over as Omega wins this gruelling dream match and starts off his WWE career excellently.

Alternatively, I do assume that maybe the WWE would prefer to have an announced debut match for Kenny Omega for pay-per-view profits. With that being said, look at how AJ Styles WWE debut in the 2016 Royal Rumble played out. Perfectly.

What does Kenny Omega do next after beating John Cena at Summerslam?

That’s easy. He wins the WWE Universal Championship in only his second pay-per-view match. He wins it as a babyface — still riding off the pop from the fans, although, when the title is won he should transition to his typical aggressive heel persona. Strictly because Omega works best as an aggressive, gloating heel.

Now I know it may seem like a lot, having Kenny Omega take the title off one of the WWE’s guys in only his second pay-per-view match, but if you want him to be treated seriously then you have to commit to him and give him the top title almost immediately.

Once Kenny Omega wins that WWE Universal Championship, and fits right into his heel persona then its only right that he holds the title for enough time until loosing to a worthy opponent such as AJ Styles, Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns.

With all that being said, if you enjoyed the first instalment of this series then make sure to follow Bodyslam.net on Twitter to catch next weeks release of “How I Would Book”.

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