Kenny Omega talks about almost retiring in 2015 Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 11/27/2020 at 07:59 AM
In an interview with Fightful.com, Kenny Omega discussed an injury from 2015 that almost ended his career:
ďI remember right before we did the AJ Styles turn. But earlier on in the year before, I had a very terrible herniation in my neck. It was the first time I ever had asked for time off in professional wrestling. I lost all power on the right side of my body and I thought that that was it. I thought that I was going to have to wrap it up and maybe I was already sort of winding down. I was able luckily enough to to turn it around. I think one of the greatest things I can ever ask for is being able to decide what time that is. Itíd be great if I could, but unfortunately, as wrestlers, and doing what we do, we sometimes donít have the ability to choose. In a heartbeat, these things can just fade and or they can be taken away from you. So all Iím trying to do is just kind of dip my fingers and toes as much as I as long as I can. Iím making sure that all these things that that I do take on as responsibilities are things that I enjoy outside of wrestling so that, you know, thereís never a dull moment.
Things that I do in the video game, world anime and, bodybuilding, fitness, all that stuff, these are interests of mine outside of wrestling. So Iím keeping busy. But I just want to make sure that if for some reason something happens in the ring, or outside of it, or whatever, you never know whatís going to happen, that I exit without regrets. Right now. I could not put a number on how long I will be active as a performer. I donít want to say that Iím going to do it until I just canít physically do it anymore. Itís a scary thought. Hopefully, I just know when itís time and until it is time, Iím just going to try to burn the candle on both ends and go out in a blaze of glory rather than just kind of hang around in a ring longer than I should.Ē