Kenny Omega's Favourite Wrestling Character Ever Will Shock You

Or perhaps not, given Kenny Omega's favourite match is Hulk Hogan vs. The Genius.

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Kenny Omega has named Vince McMahon as one of his favourite wrestling characters ever.

The former AEW World Champion brought up the former WWE Chairman and CEO's iconic heel persona during a recent CEO Gaming Twitch stream. When asked, Kenny called Mr. McMahon "a great heel", mentioning him alongside 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase.

Said Kenny (h/t Wrestling Inc.):-

“Vince McMahon, I guess. Yeah, he was pretty good. He was a great heel. Who else is good? Million Dollar Man [Ted DiBiase Sr.] was a good character.”

While this may come as a surprise from somebody who has never demonstrated a particularly strong desire to work for WWE (at least not publically), perhaps it isn't so shocking, given Omega has previously cited The Genius and Hulk Hogan's overlooked Saturday Night Main Event comedy match as his favourite bout ever.

Capitalising on the immense fan backlash following the Montreal Screwjob in 1997, Mr. McMahon remains amongst WWE's most important and transformational characters. This was particularly true during the Attitude Era, as the gimmick helped facilitate 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's rise, though Vince retains aspects of the character 25 years after its genesis.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.