Kenny Omega is in the AEW World Title hunt, which has led to the company teasing a really big match for the former World Champion.
Tonight’s episode of AEW Collision from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT will feature the AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman defending the AEW World Title against a former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
The story going into the match is that Omega is just days away from passing Omega’s record of 346 days as the AEW World Champion.
MJF has been the AEW World Champion for all of 2023 after winning the championship at Full Gear on November 19, 2022 when he defeated Jon Moxley.
After a brief backstage interaction one week prior, Kenny Omega appeared on the Dynamite stage with MJF this past Wednesday. Omega wanted the chance to take the AEW World Title from MJF prior to MJF possibly beating Omega’s record, so the champion MJF agreed to the match tonight on AEW Collision.
Kenny Omega would face Jay White at Full Gear if he becomes AEW World Champion
On last night’s edition of AEW Rampage, they aired a video package for the MJF-Omega match on Collision. It featured sitdown interviews with both men.
While Omega was talking about the match, Jay White of the Bullet Club Gold approached Omega. White reminded Omega of their history in NJPW while a clip was shown of White beating Omega. White wished Omega the best of luck. White said that if all goes well then a truly elite champion will be waiting for Omega at Full Gear, which is an obvious tease for a big Omega-White match in an AEW ring.
White stole MJF’s AEW World Title several weeks ago and still has it with him so in the MJF-Omega match, if Omega were to win, he may not get to hold the AEW World Title right away.
The video also featured MJF being approached by Don Callis, who pitched the idea of the Don Callis Family working with MJF at some point in the future. MJF dismissed that idea quickly while telling Callis to get his forehead checked on because it looked like it had a vagina growing on it. Ouch.
“MJF already has the title, can he take the record from Kenny Omega?”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 28, 2023