Kenny Omega’s anticipated tag team partnership with Chris Jericho for the AEW World Tag Team Championships was derailed by his battle with diverticulitis, a serious medical condition that also prompted contemplation of retirement from in-ring competition.

Making an appearance on this week’s AEW Dynamite, Omega revealed plans for significant Anarchy In The Arena match at AEW Double or Nothing. Prior to this announcement, Omega had discussed the necessity of surgery for his diverticulitis.

During recent Twitch livestream, the former AEW World Champion shared updates on his health journey, acknowledging the moments of uncertainty he faced regarding his future in wrestling.

”There was a moment when I was dealing with this stuff where I wasn’t sure if I could come back. I was actually leaning towards, not leaning towards, but heavily considering the possibility that I might not ever (return).”


“Had I needed to announce my retirement, I felt like I was in a place where I could have done with a smile on my face because I feel I’ve had a wonderful career and I’ve had fun doing this and I’ve met a lot of great people and I’ve been able to do things I never thought I would be able to do.”

Omega also hinted at potential reinvention of his persona upon his return to the ring, indicating a desire for change in his gimmick.

As fans eagerly await Omega’s comeback, the timeline for his return remains uncertain, pending the success of his surgery and recovery process. His absence will undoubtedly be felt in the wrestling community, with speculation mounting about when he might grace the squared circle once again.

When do you think Kenny Omega will make his return to in-ring action following his surgery? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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