The IWGP heavyweight champion revealed yesterday during a Being the Elite Twitch feed that he’s been working through a nagging rib injury. Omega claims that the rib is fractured, but he refuses to take any days off since he holds NJPW’s top prize, and he doesn’t wish to disrespect the title by staying on the sidelines.
My ribs are in a bad way, but what can you do, right? I’m not one of those guys that likes to try to brag. Like, ‘Hey, look. I’m injured and I’m so tough I’m gonna keep fighting.’ It’s not like that at all. It’s just you gotta do what you gotta do. You just gotta go when you’re the champ, ya know? You can’t disrespect the belt. You can’t take days off.
Omega recently defended his belt at King of Pro Wrestling defeating Cody Rhodes and Golden Lover teammate Kota Ibushi in a triple-threat main event. At this time, he will be appearing at NJPW’s Power Struggle next month.
Listen to his comments below.