Kenny Omega has garnered several headlines in the past week. Now he is making news for a reason we wouldn’t wish on anyone.

COVID-19 has been taking the world of pro-wrestling by storm. While it’s not as bad as it was in the year 2020 when the sports industry was forced to operate without no audiences, the Omicron variant is causing another bout of economic damage to resurge.

Kenny Omega, former NJPW star and current AEW superstar, recently revealed on Twitter that he is afflicted with the virus. While addressing Jim Cornette, he informed fans that his under the effects of the virus.

Omega also apologized to Cornette on the same tweet as well. He said that what he said was not good, and that it was a joke in bad taste now that himself and many others in the industry are suffering from COVID-19 and its after effects.


Shouldn’t have brought up any breathing issue. I, as well as many friends/acquaintances in other sports, are suffering due to Covid after effects. Not sure if you’ll accept, but I do apologize.

Omega had mentioned Cornette’s problem in a tweet to one of his fans. Omega had said that Cornette is wheezing with every word he’s saying. However, in his latest tweet, he empathizes with the victims of COVID-19’s after effects.

Will you bump up Corny’s oxygen so he can maybe get through a podcast without wheezing through every word? It’s harsh on the ears from what a I hear

Cornette took offense over the insensitive mention of the problem. Omega’s apology comes two days later. We wish Kenny Omega a speedy recovery and a return into the ring as soon as possible.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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