Tyson Smith
Kenny Omega
Birth name {{{birth_name}}}
Born October 16 1983 (1983-10-16) (age 36)
Birth place Transcona, Manitoba, Canada
Death place
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Kenny Omega
Scott Carpenter
Young Master Togo
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 202 lbs (92 kg)
Billed from Waikiki
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pokemon Stadium
Trained by Bobby Jay
Vance Nerada
Debut July 1, [002

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)
    • 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)
    • V-Trigger (Running knee strike) – 2016–present; parodied from Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Signature moves
    • 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
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Dragon Rebirth (Twisting dragon)
      • Dragon Rush (Flipping release dragon)
      • Dragon Revolution (Pumphandle flipping release half nelson)
    • Reverse hurricanrana
    • 450 splash
    • Back-to-belly piledriver
    • Springboard moonsault
  • 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

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kota Ibushi
    • IWGP Intercontinental Championship (1 time, current)
  • 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

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