Kenny Omega’s in-ring skills have made him one of the best pro wrestlers in the world right now.  He had a solid run as the AEW World Champion last year, competing in several terrific matches. He also provided an update on his in-ring return.

The Cleaner made a name for himself with his incredible matches with top pro wrestlers such as Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi in NJPW. Omega is regarded as one of the all time-greats by many fans, and it is not difficult to understand why.

While speaking with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Kenny Omega provides an update on his return to the squared circle.

“If I’m going to be honest, my timetable before all of this started, I wanted to be back for this show (Forbidden Door), being back for the show is incredibly important to me and I really, really wanted to mix it up with somebody from New Japan, and it sucks that I couldn’t do it, and it’s to the point where I want to be on the show even if it’s just to do commentary, or I just want involvement, but I’m not there yet so I don’t want to give… I don’t wanna take a spot from anybody, I don’t wanna put a spotlight on myself, but it’s not going to lead to anything, so I’m definitely very cool to sit in a chair on the sidelines for everyone to go out there and kill it and have a great show.


“In terms of timeline, I put myself back on the road to help out with some of the Owen Hart cup matches, and I felt that it was too soon – it was too difficult for me to miss three or four days of rehab, and I have to put myself into a position where I was flying again, and being very hands-on with talent, and when I’m trying to agent something or trying to show something and moving around from point A to point B backstage, I’m moving quicker than I thought that I would, and I’m doing more than I thought that I would, and I’m not eating properly, and I’m not resting properly, and I felt that it really started to set me back. I’m not saying that I would’ve been ready for Forbidden Door had I not done it, but, when I started to recognize that it was a detriment to my recovery, I kept myself home and I’m focusing more on what I can do remotely and I am kind of doing everything that I can for the (video) game now to make sure that we can make release.”

Kenny Omega isn’t anywhere near close to an in-ring return. It remains to be seen when he will be making his triumphant return to AEW television.

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