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Tyson Smith (October 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional wrestler, best known by his ring name Kenny Omega. He primarily wrestles for several American independent promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he is a former World Champion, Ring of Honor and Premier Championship Wrestling and in Japan for Dramatic Dream Team and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He was signed to a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in November 2005 and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling, before later asking for and was granted his release in September 2006. In Dramatic Dream Team he received a big push with the team Golden Lovers (with Kota Ibushi), becoming tag team champions.

Career

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Croyt's Wrath (Electric chair dropped into a bridging German suplex, sometimes from the second rope) – Innovated and used as a signature move thereafter
    • Katayoku no Tenshi / One-Winged Angel (One-handed electric chair driver) 2011 - present
    • Aoi Shoudou (Cross-legged fisherman buster sometimes dropped onto the knee or into a sitout position) used as a signature move thereafter
  • Signature moves
    • 450 splash
    • Bloody Sunday (Lifting single underhook brainbuster) - 2016; used rarely thereafter; parodied from Prince Devitt
    • Chainsaw Arms (Forearm face rake, with theatrics)
    • Cradle Back-to-belly piledriver
    • Double underhook piledriver - 2017- present
    • Dr. Wily Bomb (Deadlift gutwrench sitout powerbomb)
    • EX Hadouken (High-impact double palm thrust to a kneeling opponent's face, with theatrics)
    • Flash Man's Time Stopper (Step-up enzuigiri, with theatrics)
    • Greetings From Winnipeg (Low blow, with theatrics)
    • Hadouken (Double palm thrust to the opponent's chest)
    • Kotaro Krusher (Leapfrog transitioned into a one-handed bulldog)
    • Missile dropkick to the back of an opponent's head
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Dragon Rebirth (Twisting Dragon Suplex)
      • Dragon Rush (Snap Dragon Suplex)
      • Dragon Revolution (Pumphandle Flipping Release half Nelson Suplex
    • Rain Trigger (Wrist lock transitioned into a short-arm bicycle high knee)
    • Reverse frankensteiner
    • Rise of the Terminator (Suicide somersault senton)
    • Springboard moonsault
    • Styles Clash (Back to Belly Mat Slam) 2016; used rarely thereafter; parodied from A.J. Styles
    • Tony Jaa (Running double knee strike, with theatrics)
    • You Can't Escape (Rolling fireman's carry slam followed by a moonsault from middle rope)
    • V-Trigger (Running Bicycle Knee Strike)
  • With Kota Ibushi
    • Finishing moves
      • Golden Shower (Simultaneous 450 splashes from the same turnbuckle)
      • Golden-Trigger (Simultaneous wrist-locks into knee strikes)
      • Cross Slash (simultaneous Golden Triangles)
  • Nicknames
    • "Canadian X"
    • "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"
    • "King of the Anywhere Match"
    • "The Best Bout Machine"
    • "The Cleaner"
    • "The Cornerstone"
    • "The Destiny Flower"
    • "The Master of the Dark Hadou"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Attenzione" by Flashrider (JAPW)
    • "Dr. Wily I (Mega Man 20th Anniversary Techno Version)" by Ogeretsu Kun, Manami Ietel and Yuukichan's Papa (DDT)
    • "Dr. Wily Stage 1 – Omegaman Mix" by Rock-Men (DDT)
    • "Air Man ga Taosenai / I Cannot Defeat Airman" by Team.Nekokan (DDT; while a part of Golden☆Lovers)
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick (NJPW; used while a part of Bullet Club)
    • "Devil's Sky" by Yonosuke Kitamura (NJPW)
    • "Devil's Sky (Tokyo Dome 2016 Ver.)" by Yonosuke Kitamura
    • "Devil's Sky (Tokyo Dome 2017 Ver.)" by Yonosuke Kitamura
    • "Hopes And Dreams/Save The World" by GaMetal

Championships and accomplishments

  • Japan Indy Grand Prix
    • Best Bout Award (2008) vs. Kota Ibushi on August 06
    • Best Bout Award (2012) vs. Kota Ibushi on August 18
    • Best Bout Award (2014) with Kota Ibushi vs.Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo on September 28
  • Premier Championship Wrestling
    • PCW Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
    • PCW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Rawskillz (1) and Chris Stevens (1)
    • Premier Cup (2005, 2007)
    • Best Finishing Move of the Year (2009) Hadouken
    • Best Finishing Move of the Year (2010–2011) Croyt's Wrath
    • Best Mic Skills (2009–2011)[104]
    • Best News of the Year (2009) Omega captures IWGP gold
    • Best News of the Year (2010) Omega Becomes Hottest Indy Sensation in the World
    • Feud of the Year (2008) vs. Mike Angels
    • Feud of the Year (2010) with The Experience vs. Antonio Scorpio Jr.
    • Feud of the Year (2011) with The Experience vs. Will Damon
    • Funniest Moment of the Year (2008–2009) Omega's Invisible Props
    • Funniest Moment of the Year (2011) Omega Forces Chad Tatum to Suck Rope
    • Maneuver of the Year (2011) Super Croyt's Wrath with Chris Stevens
    • Match of the Year (2002) vs. Mentallo
    • Match of the Year (2003) vs. Robby Royce
    • Match of the Year (2005) vs. Rawskillz
    • Match of the Year (2006) vs. A.J. Styles
    • Match of the Year (2008) vs. Mike Angels
    • Match of the Year (2010) vs. Davey Richards
    • Match of the Year (2011) vs. Antonio Scorpio Jr.
    • Most Likely to Make it in 2009
    • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2003, 2006–2011)
    • Most Shocking Moment of the Year (2005) Omega signs WWE contract
    • Most Shocking Moment of the Year (2006) Omega returns from WWE to challenge A.J. Styles
    • Tag Team of the Year (2011) – with Chris Stevens
    • Wrestler of the Year (2003, 2007–2011)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2018
    • Feud of The Year (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada
    • Match of The Year (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 11
    • Match of The Year (2018) vs. Kazuchika Okada at Dominion 6.9
  • Ring of Honor
    • Feud of the Year (2018) – vs. Cody
  • SoCal Uncensored
    • Match of The Year (2017) vs. Tomohiro Ishii (NJPW, July 2)
    • Match of The Year (2018) with Kota Ibushi vs. The Young Bucks (NJPW, March 25)
  • Sports Illustrated
    • Wrestler of the Year (2017)
  • Weekly Pro Wrestling
    • Best Bout Award (2010) with Kota Ibushi vs. Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW, October 11)
    • Best Bout Award (2016) vs. Tetsuya Naito (NJPW, August 13)
    • Best Bout Award (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada (NJPW, January 4)
    • Best Foreigner Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Best Tag Team Award (2010) with Kota Ibushi
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • 5 Star Match (2016) vs. Tetsuya Naito on August 13
    • 6 Star Match (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada on January 4th
    • 6 1/4 Star Match (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada on June 11
    • 6 Star Match (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada on August 12
    • 5 3/4 Star Match (2017) vs. Tetsuya Naito on August 13
    • 5 Star Match (2018) vs. Chris Jericho on January 4
    • 5 Star Match (2018) with Kota Ibushi vs. The Young Bucks on March 25
    • 7 Star Match (2018) vs. Kazuchika Okada on June 9
    • 5 Star Match (2018) vs. Tetsuya Naito on July 15
    • 5 Star Match (2018) vs. Hirooki Goto on July 19
    • 5 1/2 Star Match (2018) vs. Tomohiro Ishii on August 4
    • 5 1/2 Star Match (2018) vs. Kota Ibushi on August 11
    • 5 Star Match (2018) with Kota Ibushi vs. Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii on September 30
    • 5 Star Match (2018) with Kota Ibushi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay on December 15
    • 5 3/4 Star Match (2019) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on January 4
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2016, 2017, 2018) One-Winged Angel
    • Feud of the Year (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada
    • Match of the Year (2017) vs. Kazuchika Okada on January 4
    • Match of the Year (2018) vs. Kazuchika Okada on June 9
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Year (2018)
    • Japanese MVP of the Year (2018)
    • Wrestler of the Year (2018)

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Referees

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Ring Announcers
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Staff

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