For years,the IWGP heavyweight champion Kenny Omega has always had a fond relationship with IMPACT Wrestling’s (and sometimes NJPW commentator) Don Callis. During Omega’s rise to the main event scene in New Japan, Callis has been there as an avid supporter and advocate for The Cleaner, calling Omega the best professional wrestler in the sport today. Throughout the years…they’ve only spoken highly of each other.
That all changed last night at a Premier Championship Wrestling (PCW) event in Winnipeg, Canada. (Omega and Callis’ hometown.) At said event, Don Callis turned on his friend Kenny Omega, claiming that the only reason he reached the top of the mountain was because of him.
The only reason you got that shot at Okada where you won the title is because I got my friend, Chris Jericho, to agree to wrestle you. Because otherwise, you would have been gone! Without me, there’s no main event at the Tokyo Dome because I begged Chris Jericho, Chris Jericho said ‘Who the hell is Kenny Omega?’ Chris Jericho said ‘There’s only three people from Winnipeg whoever meant a goddamn in this business: Roddy Piper, Chris Jericho, and Don ‘By God’ Callis.
Callis would go on to berate Omega and the crowd, and eventually, smashed him in the back of the head with a microphone. Check it out below.
— Prestige Worldwide! (@Sneekycactus) October 20, 2018
Once the video started circulating online, the champion took the opportunity to fire back.
See you on the cruise. https://t.co/2etaLBy2g6
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) October 20, 2018
He is of course referring to the Chris Jericho Rock’N’Rager boat cruise, where he is scheduled to team up with fellow Elite members Cody and Marty Scurll, to take on Y2J and The Young Bucks in a massive, never before seen, six-man tag match. At this time, Don Callis is scheduled to be there as well.