In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, AEW World Champion Kenny Omega discussed several topics, including why he is hopeful that the All Elite Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling cross-over can unite fans.

“I noticed how much wrestling promotions and fan bases had been so divided over the years and a lot of people liked to take sides. I understand that there’s joy in that, it’s like picking a winning team or cheering for your favorite sports team, I get that, the only difference is that we’re not playing in the same league, so when you’re cheering for someone’s failure, you’re cheering to put them out of business, to have people not be able to put food on the table or pay their bills.

I understand why people want to do that in professional wrestling, because it’s maybe one of the only ways to cheer for something that has a scripted outcome. Why not try to put everyone on the same playing field then, if we’re all united in some way, then someone’s success can be everyone’s gain, someone’s loss can still be everyone’s gain and the fans can still have fun cheering for one side over the other.”

The interview is available in full at this link.