I doubt a lot of you know much about Japanese pro wrestling - I certainly don't. But today the stars have aligned and we get to talk about Kenny Omega, a Canada-born pro wrestler in Japan's Dramatic Dream Team circuit. Kenny's character gimmick is that he's a big gamer and otaku, and even performs a hadouken as his special move. Well, he does the pose, and then smacks his opponent with the thrust.
Particularly, though, Kenny seems to be a big fan of Mega Man. He uses the well known Wily stage music from Mega Man 2 as his entrance theme. One of his moves, wherein he just holds up his hand and makes his opponent stop in their tracks, has the nickname of Flash Man's Time Stopper. And he seems to be good pals with Ucchy-san on Rockman Unity, and has appeared on the blog before.
Recently, Kenny got a special arrangement of his borrowed entrance theme by Capcom's own ROCK-MEN, the sound composers behind last year's We are ROCK-MEN arrange album. Having watched the debut of the tune in Kenny's bout last night, I was happy how many people got into. It was the only theme song I could recall people clapping too. I did my best to get a recording, though coming from a live stream it's not going to be great.
Perhaps the tune will get formally released on a new ROCK MEN album? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, Kenny won both his matches, and will move on to the King Of Osaka 2012 match July 8th. I... just might have to see this. Anyway, if you're really curious, I have some shots from the fight after the break. Whoo, wrestling!