Kenny Omega is renowned worldwide for his exceptional in-ring abilities, earning him the moniker of “The Best Bout Machine” for good reason. He dominated the AEW World Championship scene for nearly a year with a solid reign, while also establishing his dominance in NJPW by defeating Kazuchika Okada to become the IWGP Heavyweight Champion. His status in AEW remains a big question and it seems he fears he is wasting time in the company.

Kenny Omega’s wrestling career includes a brief run with Deep South Wrestling, a former WWE developmental territory. In October 2005, Omega was given a tryout in the promotion. However, he requested his release in August 2006, and after his time in WWE, he even contemplated quitting professional wrestling altogether. Reports have also suggested that WWE is interested in signing Kenny Omega.

Kenny Omega was on the shelf for a long time due to injury, and now Tony Khan is tacking that time onto his contract. WWE could have already signed Omega at this point, but his AEW contract is still very much in play right now.

While speaking on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Kenny Omega addressed rumors of WWE being interested in him. Omega kept his answer vague and made it clear he fears he is wasting his time in AEW.


“Sometimes, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably how you really feel.

The first thing that came into my mind wasn’t a title, wasn’t some kind of accolade.

I feel like whatever I can contribute to wrestling, I want to be able to help people in the next generation realize their potential as quick as possible or quicker than I was able to.

If I can help give anyone advice or push them into a certain direction that can lead to something good for them, career-wise, down the road, that is where I like to see myself.

I don’t feel like I have too many goals or aspirations of my own anymore.

I feel like, am I wasting my time here? Do I not even deserve my position if I’m not looking for some sort of measure of success for myself, am I being ungrateful?

Those thoughts still fill my head a little bit because I felt that when I was motivated to win the G1, when I was motivated to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship or win the Match of the Year award or win Wrestler of the Year award or a random thing like ‘wouldn’t it be nice if I could win PWI 500.’

As the checklist started to fill up, and I’m so thankful and grateful that I was able to (achieve those things), it became so much less about me and became more about ‘well, I’ve got this resume now,’ and I know that I’m breaking down and I know there are people that have 10-15 years on me and they can much easier, and with much less of a struggle, get to where I am today and maybe I can save them some mental anguish or being away from their family a couple more years if I can help them. That’s the position I feel I’m in right now.

Kenny Omega is also in a very good position as his AEW contract expires. We will have to wait and see what will become of Omega in the coming weeks, as a WWE run might just be on the horizon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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