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Rockman Unity has updated with a post featuring the Canadian wrestling superstar of the Japanese DDT federation, Kenny Omega. It's in Japanese, of course, and from what we can tell (until Heat Man can look over it), it seems that Omega came to the ring tonight with "Dr.WILY STAGE 1 - OMEGAMAN MIX -" from the new We Are Rock-Men! album as his entrance music.
It sounds like the fans were really into it, as "the figure of a million spectators to the clapping to the tune this." With that kind of pumping tune behind him, it sounds like he was able to secure the title of "King of DDT Osaka 2012." Most of the post is pictures and talking about the event, but ends with a note that We are ROCK-MEN! 2 will be available on December 19th, 2012, and will include Omega's specially arranged theme.
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!
Okay, so this actually has nothing to do with famed former WWE Superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, though given the recent announcement of his inclusion in the upcoming Transformers: Prime cartoon as Cliffjumper, it does leave one to wonder what kind of role he might be well-suited for in the world of Mega Man. Anyway, while this post does not actually have anything to do with The Rock, it does involve pro-wrestlers at Capcom in Japan showing love for the Blue Bomber, so that's close enough to justify the reference... right?
Over on Capcom Unity, they tell of a recent visit paid to their Shinjuku offices by wrestlers Kenny Omega of Canada and Japan's own Kota Ibushita. And as you can see, the two are big fans of "The Rock(man)," even going so far as to pose with the Blue Bomber and some Servbots with their IWGP title belts:
What's more, Rockman community manager Uchida-san, who courteously showed the two around, passed along the following:
Kenny loves Capcom games so much, in particular MM, that he uses Dr. Willy Stage from MM2 as his theme song. I believe there are lots of WWE fans in the US (as I am), and wanted to share this news with you.
While we could not find an actual video of Kenny Omega making his entrance, it would seem that this is the version of the-- *ahem*-- "Willy" stage theme used.
In addition, Uchida-san asked "Do you know a MM cover band called Mini Bosses? Kenny told me about them and that he is a big fan of them."
And, for anyone else who watches World Wrestling Entertainment on a regular basis, here's an amusing bit from an independent show featuring Kenny Omega and "American Dragon" Daniel Bryan (aka Brian Danielson):