6. Kenny Omega, IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion
Inaugural Champion; 2 July 2017
If this were a tenner simply for best performing current champions, one would have to believe Kenny Omega would be closer to the top of this list. As this list takes more things into consideration, I think this is a cozy spot for The Cleaner.
Good God, is that brutal. While Kenny Omega‘s reign is very young, it is very impactful. For the Ring of Honor PPV taking place in October, Omega is the only person advertised so far. It has more first-day tickets sold than any other ROH show in it’s HISTORY. We don’t even know who his opponent is going to be, yet fans are buying tickets at record pace. The word “salivate” comes to mind while I try to describe the fervor he is stirring right now.