Kenny Omega Credits Hikaru Shida For Organizing The Japan Side Of The Women’s Eliminator Tournament

The Women’s Championship Eliminator Tournament is in full swing for AEW and despite a change that had to be made, things have been going pretty smoothly, especially when it comes to the Japanese sign of the bracket. Kenny Omega has had a lot of high praise for it as well, for what it’s worth.

Omega has been one of the driving forces behind the scenes in AEW for the women’s division and also a big fan of joshi wrestling. However, it was Hikaru Shida who organized and arranged the Japanese side of the bracket, and he had nothing but praise for the AEW Women’s Champion for her job. Omega put over Shida while speaking with TalkSport about various topics.

“I enjoyed every minute of it. Every match had something unique to offer and I couldn’t have been more proud of them and couldn’t have been more proud of Hikaru Shida, actually. She really went the extra mile and put it all together herself in Japan. These things don’t happen out of thin air. She really wanted to feature the women wrestlers more, the girls stuck in Japan and feature some of the women that she has worked with when she was doing freelance work. So we got some of the other freelancers like Veny, for example. She wrestles in Japan as Asuka. And Veny absolutely killed it against Emi Sakura. Just an incredible match. It gave people a taste of what they’re missing out on, just what they’re missing out out in the world. It’s unfortunate you can’t see all the best stuff all the time every week, but I felt extremely proud to host something as a way for people to see what goes on in that world of joshi and how our athletes are doing as well.”

Omega went on to reveal he’d like to get some of the featured talents on the Japanese side of the bracket on television more, but he admitted it was difficult due to the travel restrictions from COVID-19. The tournament has US semi-final match between Nyla Rose and Britt Baker happening tomorrow on AEW Dynamite.

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