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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.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Aoi Shoudou (Cross-legged fisherman buster sometimes into a neckbreaker) early career used as a signature thereafter
    • Croyt's Wrath (Electric chair dropped into a bridging German suplex, sometimes from the second rope) – Innovated
    • Katayoku no Tenshi / One-Winged Angel (One-handed electric chair driver) 2011 - present
  • Signature moves
    • "V-Trigger" (Running Bicycle Knee Strike)
    • "Double Underhook Piledriver - 2017- present
    • "Styles Clash" (Back to Belly Mat Slam) 2016
    • Dr. Wily Bomb (Deadlift gutwrench sitout powerbomb)
    • Hadouken (Double palm thrust to the opponent's chest)
    • 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)
    • Kotaro Krusher (Leapfrog transitioned into a one-handed bulldog)
    • Tony Jaa (Running double knee strike, with theatrics)
    • Greetings From Winnipeg (Low blow, with theatrics)
    • 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)
    • Reverse hurricanrana
    • Rolling fireman's carry slam followed by a moonsault
    • 450 splash
    • Cradle Back-to-belly piledriver
    • Springboard moonsault
    • Tope Con Ģiro
  • Nicknames
    • "Canadian X"
    • "The Destiny Flower"
    • "King of the Anywhere Match"
    • "The Master of the Dark Hadou"
    • "The Cornerstone"
    • "The Cleaner"
  • 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)
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick (NJPW; used while a part of Bullet Club)

Championships and accomplishments

  • 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 #85 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2011

External links

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