On the second leg of the two-day tour of New Japan in the US tonight, Kenny Omega was able to withstand both Jay Lethal and Tomohiro Ishii en route to becoming the first-ever IWGP US Champion. After the bout, Omega commented:
“New Japan is a great promotion. We’ve got a lot of great wrestlers, but not all of the best wrestlers are here. I’m scouting the entire planet. We have to make this mean something. This won’t be a failure like the NEVER belt. This won’t be a failure like the [Intercontinental Championship] was originally. Remember how bad that was? I do. This belt is going to be strong. It’s going to be something you look forward to seeing. The scouting starts now. I am going to scour the planet, and you are going to see legendary defenses.”
Omega then capped things off by heading to the in-N Out Burger with the Bullet Club in tow.
You can watch his post-match comments below as well: