The “Wrestling God” made a triumphant return on this week’s AEW Dynamite episode as Kenny Omega faced El Hijo del Vikingo in a “International Dream Match”—his first AEW singles fight in nearly 18 months.
Dave Meltzer has now given the match a grade of five stars. Meltzer wrote in the most recent issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter,
Meltzer noted –
“Notes from the 3/22 tapings in Independence, MO. This was the taping built around Kenny Omega vs. El Hijo del Vikingo, who had a ***** match and one of the best television matches in the history of the company and the single most spectacular television match.”
@davemeltzerWON has now given @KennyOmegamanX 4 – 5 Star (or more) Singles Matches In A Row. "The Wrestling God"
— Craig (Dirtsheets.net) (@DirtSheetsCraig) March 25, 2023
Since the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam in September 2021, Dave Meltzer has given Omega’s singles matches four in a row with five stars or more. Off note those matches are –
- Omega vs Bryan Danielson: AEW Dynamite Grand Slam (9/22/21) – ***** (5.00)
- Omega vs ‘Hangman’ Adam Page – AEW World Championship: AEW Full Gear (11/13/21) – *****½ (5.5)
- Kenny Omega vs Will Ospreay – IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom (1/4/23) – ******¼ (6.25)
- Kenny Omega vs El Hijo Del Vikingo: AEW Dynamite (3/22/23) – ***** (5.00)