Name: Tyson Smith
Born: October 16, 1983
Occupation: Professional wrestler
Kenny Omega was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 16, 1983. Kenny’s father is employed by the Canadian government as a transport officer and his mother works in family services. He has one younger sister.
He attended the Transcona Collegiate Institute, also known as TCI. Kenny is fluent in Japanese. Upon graduation, he attended a local university, but dropped out after one year so he could establish a pro-wrestling career.
Kenny has regularly noted that he does not have the time to find a wife.
Despite playing ice hockey in Canada as a kid, he became more interested in professional wrestling as one of his friends started training with Top Rope Championship Wrestling (TCW) in Winnipeg. This interest prompted him to end his plans to launch a hockey career and began to train under Bobby Jay, who was the TCW promoter.
After just a year of training, Kenny worked for TCW and developed his own character: a Hawaiian surfer. This was then replaced with an otaku gamer gimmick, a character he honed for years to come.
Over the years, Kenny has performed for a wide variety of independent promotions. The list is immense and includes Premier Championship Wrestling (PCW), Pro Wrestling Syndicate (PWS), Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW), Ring of Honor (ROH), Dramatic Dream Team (DDT), Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He did have brief stint with Deep South Wrestling, a developmental system of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), but he often describes it as a terrible experience.
Kenny recently had a match in NJPW against Okada, which many say is one of the greatest matches of all time.
There have been numerous reports that Kenny Omega will eventually sign with WWE to a full-time contract.
In addition to pro-wrestling, Kenny is an avid gamer and actually hosts a YouTube Channel (The Cleaner’s Corner) and attends video game conventions in his spare time.
We estimate that Kenny Omega’s net worth is $700,000 (2015).
So how much is $700,000 really?
$700,000 can help you establish a very small independent professional wrestling promotion. $700,000 can also help you pay for front-row tickets to multiple WWE and NJPW shows.