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Diamond Dallas Page compares AEW star to wrestling legend

Kenny Omega has been part of legendary wrestling moments, from iconic matches to starting the second biggest promotion in America. For WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page, he’s special and deserves to have his name in the same sentence as the legends.

“I was amazed to see how [Omega] could take the punishment, not just give it, but take the punishment,” Page said. “He always has the insight to know, ‘I could bring something special to this world of pro wrestling,’ and I think that ‘he has… The first time I really saw him, when I started wrestling and Terry Funk, who’s a fucking killer out there… that guy would come out and be an animal. One of my all-time favorite artists in our company.”

Terry Funk has the extremely rare distinction of having a career spanning over 50 years, beginning in December 1965 and ending in September 2017, when he teamed with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express to defeat Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert at an independent show in South Carolina. Funk was known for his extreme style of wrestling, including wrestling in deathmatches around the world.

Funk has wrestled over 2,500 matches, including winning the ECW Heavyweight Championship twice. He also held the WCW United States Championship once a day in 2000, the year before the company was taken over by WWE. In 2009, Funk was inducted into the WWE and NWA Hall of Fame.

Omega has had great success in professional wrestling, earning World Championship wins in IMPACT Wrestling, AEW, and NJPW, winning each World Championship once. Omega has also competed in NJPW’s WrestleKingdom main event and at least one of each of AEW’s main pay-per-view events – Revolution, Double or Nothing, All Out, and Full Gear. Omega founded AEW in 2019 alongside fellow EVP The Young Bucks, former EVP Cody Rhodes, and owner and president Tony Khan.

Omega hasn’t wrestled since November 13, 2021, when he lost the AEW World Championship to “Hangman” Adam Page after just over 25 minutes of in-ring action. Omega has been dealing with multiple injuries and there is no definitive timeline for his return to AEW.

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