AEW Star and Tag Team Champion Kenny Omega took a swipe at Vince McMahon and the working environment in the WWE.
A story revolving around Kota Ibushi’s brief time at the WWE recently made its way on the internet. Ibushi, who was part of the Cruiserweight classic, impressed during the tournament. He was rewarded with a developmental contract.
However, at NXT TakeOver Dallas, Ibushi apparently high-fived Vince McMahon without knowing who the WWE Chairman was. This according to the story shared, made the staff really upset.
That story is true by the way. https://t.co/01Tz8XfMHQ
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 7, 2020
Ibushi has since revealed that he was offered a full-time contract with the WWE but turned it down.
Kenny Omega takes a shot at Vince McMahon and WWE
AEW Executive Vice President and Ibushi’s former tag team partner Kenny Omega has since weighed in on the story. Not missing a chance to take a swipe at the work culture in the rival promotion, Omega tweeted:
“Hard to believe, but yeah, some of the most talented wrestlers in the world aren’t constantly walking on eggshells and scared s–tless of their boss.”
Hard to believe, but yeah, some of the most talented wrestlers in the world aren’t constantly walking on eggshells and scared shitless of their boss.
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) July 7, 2020
It is no secret that Vince McMahon is an enigma of a man. He has built several careers and churned many stars, some of whom have even made it in Hollywood. On the other hand, it doesn’t take much for the man to bury a rising star into oblivion.
Many wrestlers have spoken on how hard it was dealing with McMahon, describing him as an egomaniac with the stubbornness and pettiness of a child scorned. The fact, that several staff members were upset at Ibushi not recognising Vince, is proof of how many around him are constantly on the edge.
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