Kenny Omega’s first year in AEW didn’t include the 60-minute epic encounters that fans came to know him for in NJPW. His role is much different in AEW and he became injured, but Omega continues working through the pain.
During his appearance on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer brought up that he could tell Kenny Omega was injured for a while. He called attention to the cupping marks that could be seen on Omega’s shoulder.
Kenny Omega then confirmed that he has a torn labrum, but he has been able to avoid surgery thanks to AEW’s medical team and his trainer Bryce Ready.
“So, you know a torn labrum, as you know, is no laughing matter. That’s a surgery, but I have a very talented and unbelievable trainer and you know our doctors, of course, are always monitoring and making sure we’re doing okay, but our trainer Bryce Ready is just next level kind of guy. He has kept me together and in a condition where I’m able to perform. As long as I make that that I see him two or three times a week I can lift, I have full range of motion. I just need to make sure that I can look after it and I can avoid having that surgery. I can’t afford having that time off.”
Omega then said that “if things get worse, of course that’s an option I have to consider,” but he is not having the surgery right now. He is able to go to the trainers “and they patch me up.”
Jon Moxley is set to defend the AEW World Title against Kenny Omega on December 2nd. That is a huge match, and Kenny Omega is obviously preparing himself for a war.
During the interview, Kenny Omega also brought attention to the AEW ring and how hard it is to wrestle in that environment. You can click here to hear him describe how hard those conditions are.
Transcription by Ringside News