Pro wrestler Kenny Omega has routinely incorporated his love of video games into his persona, with an arsenal of moves including the V-Trigger knee strike and the One-Winged Angel finishing move. Earlier today at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 in Tokyo, Omega bowed to that finisher’s name with a spectacular Sephiroth-themed entrance.
Omega – dressed in a leather jacket with metal shoulder pads as the Final Fantasy VII villain – stood with his back to the Tokyo Dome crowd, then extended his arm as the screen in front of him flashed the infamous Dark Angel. Arm shown. One Winged Angel – Rebirth from Final Fantasy VII Remake began to play, and Omega slowly made his way into the ring.
This isn’t the first time Omega has inserted video games into their wrestling entries. In June 2019, he participated in All Elite Wrestling’s FighterFest event. Street Fighter’s Akumawhile later that year he chose Scenes from Undertale for a Halloween-themed episode of AEW Dynamite — while also getting Sans’ theme song into Megalovania.
Omega faced Will Osprey in a singles match for the IWGP United States Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 17, marking the first time the two pro wrestling stars faced off in singles competition since 2015. Omega defeated Osprey with the One Winged Angel finisher to become the IWGP. Second time US champion.
Kenny Omega and the rest of the AEW roster will be featured in the company’s first video game, AEW Fight Forever, which is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year. Meanwhile, Sephiroth will have a plan next. Final Fantasy VII Rebirthwhich launches this winter exclusively on PlayStation 5.
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