Kenny Omega is leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling which was a big shot to take for the company. After being such a top star for NJPW, Omega is going to be hard to replace.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Omega’s involvement in All Elite Wrestling might actually be enough of a reason for NJPW to rethink their previous decision of not working with AEW.
“What I can tell you is that New Japan does not want to lose Kenny Omega badly so I think again, this is exceedingly educated speculation that things will change in this relationship. The idea as of this Saturday was that New Japan is going to work with Ring Of Honor.”
“Ring Of Honor I guess doesn’t really want Kenny Omega, and the Young Bucks and those guys on the Garden show so there was kind of a weird situation there.”
Meltzer said that New Japan didn’t find out that Kenny Omega was leaving their company until they read about it with Tokyo Sports. For All Elite Wrestling, it is a big deal to lose their partnership with New Japan. However, losing NJPW doesn’t quite sting as much if they’re getting Kenny Omega.
“It looks like Kenny Omega is going to sign with All Elite and not New Japan. Of course, nothing will be official until February 1st and of course, Kenny Omega hasn’t said this specifically, but the tea leaves kind of say it.”
“I think I’ve heard from WWE that they really wanted him and it’s not gonna happen. So unless something there changes then it’s gonna be All Elite and New Japan really wants him so maybe New Japan will be working with All Elite.”
It was noted that it went from an idea that NJPW won’t be working with AEW to now “they got a very good shot of happening.” This is mostly due to the fact that New Japan Pro Wrestling wants to keep Kenny Omega around.
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