Kenny Omega took some time away from AEW to recover from various injuries at the end of last year. The Cleaner passed the AEW Championship to Hangman Adam Page and walked off into the sunset. Fans have been clamoring for his return ever since.

Details on some sort of timeline for Kenny Omega’s return have been sketchy until recently. Kenny said he needs a hernia surgery which will take about eight weeks to recover from. Once that procedure’s finished and he is healed, Omega will be ready to return to the squared circle.

Things could have moved along much quicker if it weren’t for the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did Kenny have difficulty scheduling and keeping appointments, but he came down with the virus himself. In an interview with Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, Omega described his recovery process.

“The plan of course, and I was perhaps a little too optimistic… I was hoping to be back by February. It’s not looking that way anymore. That’s not to say there was a huge snag or that there is something that is terribly wrong, it’s not that. It’s just, trying to get appointments and things fixed, you have it in your brain, ‘Oh yeah, I can call a number and I’ll get in the next day.’ Unfortunately, there are sometimes waiting lists or there are other complications which create follow-up appointments and things like that, and there’s like whole COVID thing, which has backed everything up by two weeks or so.


That’s caused me to missed appointments, which caused me to re-book and then that extends the time again. That part of the recovery process is always really poopy right now. But it’s still on track. I’m still feeling a little bit better as time goes by and that’s without having to do a lot of the major procedures that need to be done. That’s just myself working with trainers and doing the proper rehab to strengthen surrounding areas of the injured areas of the body.”

Kenny Omega has been one of AEW’s top main event stars since the inception of the company. The Cleaner is still on the road to recovery and will be back soon. Hopefully, Kenny doesn’t have any more issues and is back in the ring feeling one hundred percent.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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