AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and his on-screen manager, IMPACT Executive Vice President Don Callis, made their returns last night on IMPACT Wrestling and confronted the IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann ahead of Omega and Swann’s massive Title vs. Title Main Event Matchup at Rebellion.
The segment began with Don Callis repeating the statement he told the IMPACT World Champion on last week’s episode that while Rich Swann was a once in a decade talent, Kenny Omega is a once in a millennium talent. The AEW World Champion then said he couldn’t agree more with what Don Callis had just said, but it didn’t end there as Callis showered Omega with more compliments.
First, Callis told Omega that he needed more gold and that Omega is bigger than George Hackenschmidt, Frank Gotch, Lou Thesz, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jon Moxley and Kota Ibushi, just to name a few, and he could keep going, but they will run out of air time. Don then said he is prepared to do what it takes to ensure the legacy in the greatness of Omega.
This is what Don Callis said:
“I think you need more gold.” “[He’s] bigger than [George] Hackenschmidt, Bigger than [Frank] Gotch. Bigger than [Lou] Thesz. Bigger than [Ric] Flair. Bigger than [Hulk] Hogan. Bigger than [Jon] Moxley. [And] Bigger than [Kota] Ibushi. I could keep on going, but we’ll run out of air time!”
“Let me tell you something I’m prepared to do… I’m prepared to do what it takes to ensure the legacy in the greatness of this man.” “I want the competition. We want the best here. Rich Swann wants the best, and I’m prepared to suck every drop of blood, every resource, every talent here to suck all of the blood out of this company if it helps Kenny ‘By God’ Omega.”
Kenny Omega then grabbed the mic and told Rich Swann that he’s not sure what Rich has accomplished in his perception of pro wrestling, but it doesn’t matter as Omega doesn’t remember any of it. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega then said no one is prying those titles off of him unless he is cold and dead in the ground and he doesn’t care what it takes, he is taking those titles with him.
This is what Kenny Omega said:
“You see, Rich Swann, I’m not sure what you’ve accomplished in your perception of pro wrestling. It doesn’t matter. I don’t remember any of it.” “Until I slip on a banana peel or I come down with perhaps some deadly strain of virus, no one is prying those titles from off of me unless I’m cold and dead in the ground. Consider this your day of grace. I don’t care what it takes; I’m taking those titles with me.”
Rich Swann couldn’t be silenced as he would then respond to Kenny Omega and Don Callis. Rich said you think a little bit of jive talk is really going to get in his mind and fluster it. Swann also said he had to battle adversity his whole entire life, do you think that a little bit of mind games is really going to throw him off to the real focus of being the top dog in this promotion. Rich Swann then said he just knows that at Rebellion, he is ready to go all night long.
This is what Rich Swann said:
“You think a little bit of jive talk is really going to get in my mind and fluster it?” “Do you think showing a highlight video of me taking a One-Winged Angel from several different positions is going to have my mind flustered? You think that is going to work? I don’t think y’all know me then!”
“You see, I had to battle adversity my whole entire life. Kenny, Don, broken legs, broken backs and early retirement just to get to this [holds up his Impact World Championship]. Do you think a little bit of mind games is really going to throw me off to the real focus of being the top dog in this promotion? It seems simple to me: What I need to look out for is that One-Winged Angel. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve to defend that. My question is: What are you going to do for every single situation that I was the better man where I got the best of ya? The ball is in your court, baby. I just know at Rebellion, I’m ready to go all night long.”
You can check out highlights of the segment in the videos below:
“Bigger than Hackenschmidt. Bigger than Gotch. Bigger than Thesz. Bigger than Flair. Bigger than Hogan. Bigger than Moxley…Bigger than Ibushi.”— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 24, 2021
Is @KennyOmegamanX the greatest wrestler in the history of professional wrestling? #IMPACTonAXSTV @TheDonCallis pic.twitter.com/MIDe8kS5M3
“At the PPV, I’m coming for you @GottaGetSwann and I don’t care what it takes, I’m taking those titles with me.” @KennyOmegamanX plans to leave #IMPACTRebellion as both AEW and IMPACT World Champions. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/nI8mbXpZQp— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 24, 2021