Kia Greene recently addressed the possibility of competing at the 2019 Mr. Olympia. – The 2019 Mr. Olympia Competition is shaping up to be something special. There are a ton of different story lines that have started to pop up. First, Shawn Rhoden was charged with first degree rape, and was banned from competing at the 2019 Mr. Olympia. The we got word that Kia Greene was given a special invite to compete. Next, we started hearing rumors that Phil Heath appeared that he was seven weeks out from competing. And then we saw progress pictures of Brandon Curry in which he appeared to be near contest ready.
Now, we have gotten an official statement from Kia Greene. He recently completed an interview on YouTube for Generation Iron Fitness. In the video, Kia talked about the trying times that the sport of bodybuilding was going through. Most likely he was refereeing to the Shawn Rhoden case along with all the other abuse allegations that have popped up. Then Kia had the following to say about whether he was competing in the 2019 Mr. Olympia.
Kai said, “we’re working really hard now, working really hard. And you know, you never know, stranger things you know, can happen. So, you gotta stay tuned.”
While Kai didn’t say if he was competing or not, he did admit that he was “working really hard.” Also, the smile on his face when he said “stranger things you know, can happen. So, you gotta stay tuned” makes us feel that it is more likely than not that Kai will compete.
With all the recent news, just think of the possible lineup for the 2019 Mr. Olympia. We could potentially see a showdown between Kia Green, Phil Heath, Brandon Curry, and Dexter Jackson. Wow, that would be one of the best lineups that we have ever seen at a Mr. Olympia competition.
If the Mr. Olympia competition was looking for ways to increase its popularity, there wouldn’t be a better scenario than the one above. As of now, all the above competitors are training as if they are going to be competing at this year’s Mr. Olympia. From my personal experiences with contest prep and training, you don’t just do it to do it. It is very hard, and not that fun. So, why put yourself through all the trouble of preparing for a bodybuilding show if you aren’t going to compete? Who knows, stranger things have happened.