Kenny Omega’s future in professional wrestling has been a real question since he lost the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 13. Now it seems like he could be at a real crossroads.
Tokyo Sports reports that Kenny Omega has left New Japan Pro Wrestling. It is said that he has two options: WWE and All Elite Wrestling. We already knew these two were possibilities, but leaving NJPW narrows it down a lot.
We will have to wait and see what Omega’s next big announcement is. With AEW arranging a rally a stone’s throw from where WWE is holding their SmackDown Live event, you never know what kind of big news they could be breaking.
Omega said to Tokyo Sports in an interview translated from Japanese:
“The game was like a battle to decide the main character as I thought now. The win is righteous. It is a bit overpowering, but what I’ve been trying hard is the main character It was only to become an enemy … it was frustrating, of course, it was bad that I was defeated, all my own responsibility, “looking back at the Tanahashi battle.”\
“There is no place to put in now and it is better not to be in New Japan. The new Japan also became the era of Tanahashi. It can not be a useful role of Tanahashi’s New Japan. Of course the Tanahashi
aresuperior, I do not think it is strong either So, someday I would like to do if there ‘s a rematch, but for now it is better not to stay in the ring for a while, it’ s not just New Japan, thinking a little rest and making a different strategy Told.”
“If I go to WWE, the fans there will be pleased, and the fans there will be pleased if I go to AEW. I want to be in a place where Kenny is going to be” happy I am not there, I will be gone, but as the contract with the new day pro remains until the end of the month, I avoided saying I do not know what will happen myself.”
If Omega steps into a WWE ring, it might only to face AJ Styles, but that might be a good enough reason as any. WWE has offered him a substantial deal as well so that certainly sweetens the pot.
We will keep you up to date on any more of these breaking developments at Ringside News. It sounds like Omega is weighing these two remaining options very carefully.
(Thanks of Cassidy Haynes of BodySlam for Contributing)