Undertale Developer Helped Make New Entrance Video For New Japan Pro Wrestling Star Kenny Omega

Undertale Developer Helped Make New Entrance Video For New Japan Pro Wrestling Star Kenny Omega

If Kenny Omega were a spider, he could wear four pairs of hot pants.

Here's a fun fact you can trade with your friends: A surprising number of professional wrestlers are huge geeks. And by "huge geeks," I mean they're unabashed lovers of obscure anime, and—most importantly—RPGs and JRPGs.

Late last year, world class wrestler Kenny Omega (who named himself after the Omega Weapon boss in the Final Fantasy series, FYI, just so you're not shocked by anything in this story) laid bare his love for RPGs by teaming up with Toby Fox and translation company 8-4 to make an elaborate Undertale-themed introduction for Wrestle Kingdom 13. Wrestle Kingdom is an annual event held by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), the promotion Omega is currently signed with (though rumors indicate that might be changing soon).

The video, called "Kenny's Quest," follows a young fan who buys the titular game. The fan disappointedly watches as Kenny is seemingly flattened by his rival, Hiroshi Tanahashi. But Omega bounces back with friendship, love, and—what else—the power of Hopes and Dreams.

The full video is six minutes long, and a text crawl at its start informs viewers it's not able to air on NJPW as originally intended. In a pleasant turn of events, however, a shortened version of Kenny's Quest accompanied him as he walked to the ring in his "One Winged Angel" attire for his Wrestle Kingdom 13 match with Tanahashi. A fan caught the footage, which plays alongside Omega's intro music: A metal remix of Undertale's final boss theme, Hopes and Dreams.

Despite all his DETERMINATION, Omega lost his match against Tanahashi. But he's still coveted by All Elite Wrestling (AEW), WWE, and doubtless NJPW wants to renew his contract. His journey is not over.

Additional adventures in "Wrestlers love RPGs" include WWE's Samoa Joe citing Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger as two of his all-time favorite games, AEW's Cody Rhodes paying tribute to The Legend of Zelda series on his costume, and WWE tag team champions The New Day cosplaying as Final Fantasy XIV characters at WrestleMania 33. Xavier Woods of The New Day has also belted out the Final Fantasy victory fanfare on his beloved trombone, Francesca, a couple of times. Alas, Francesca was busted wide open by Chris Jericho in 2016. RIP in peace, you beautiful brassy heroine.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Read this next

How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

Please Stop Comparing Games to EarthBound

The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

Axe of the Blood God: Top 25 RPG Honorable Mentions, The Outer Worlds, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.

More News

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Ban Sets Off Massive Debate

Dragon Quest's Hero is a random character... possibly too random.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.

"Stop Asking 'Is It Political?' and Start Asking Instead About the Actual Politics of Each Game"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.

More on PC

What's The Best Video Game Spaceship?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | In honor of No Man's Sky Beyond, let's look back on the coolest spaceships around.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.

"Stop Asking 'Is It Political?' and Start Asking Instead About the Actual Politics of Each Game"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is Axing the Damage Stacking

No more stacking up those auras.

Epic Isn't Budging On Fortnite's Mechs, Despite Player Protests

The massive machines of destruction seem like they're here to stay.

No Man’s Sky Base Building (Beyond Update 2019)

Everything you need to know about Base Building in No Man’s Sky.

More Role Playing Games Games

What's The Best Video Game Spaceship?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | In honor of No Man's Sky Beyond, let's look back on the coolest spaceships around.

Fire Emblem Three Houses Recruitment Students - All Recruiting Requirements for Students and Teachers

Here's our guide covering Fire Emblem Three Houses recruitment, including recruiting students, teachers, and more.

Fire Emblem Three Houses Romance Options - How to Romance Edelgard and Other Characters

This is our guide covering Fire Emblem Three Houses romance options, detailing how to romance Edelgard, and more.

Fire Emblem Three Houses Tea Guide - Get a Perfect Tea Party With Edelgard, Dorothea, and More Characters

Here's our complete Fire Emblem Three Houses tea guide, walking you through how to hold the perfect tea party in Three Houses.