Kenny Omega on Kurt Angle: “he’s the most complete wrestler of all time”

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Kenny Omega has heaped praise on Kurt Angle, calling him “my go-to guy to study.”

Omega was speaking during a Twitch stream on Friday night. Before getting into some gaming chat, he talked about Angle’s match with Rey Mysterio from SummerSlam 2002.

He called Mysterio “the greatest luchador of all time” but reserved his greatest praise for Angle.

Omega said:

You compare another 3.75 [star] match from Dave [Meltzer] to that, and the athleticism is on a complete other level. The psychology is on a complete other level. The amount of understanding of the characters and their motivations is on a complete other level.

And this is why, for me, I do think that Kurt Angle is the greatest — I can’t even say just in the ring. For me, he’s the most complete wrestler of all time.

He’s my favorite. He’s my go-to guy to study for me. Being an athletic guy that wants to be able to mesh well and complement every wrestling style.

I’m also, of course — anyone who’s familiar with me here in the chat — I’m not afraid to embarrass myself or do silly things, and that’s what I loved a lot about what Kurt did on TV.

On Saturday, Angle responded with a social media post:

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