AEW’s Kenny Omega Accused Of Defamation

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AEW star Kenny Omega has been accused of defamation as he gave his explosive opinions on one wrestling executive.

Back in February, Stardom’s owner Bushiroad announced that they had fired the promotion’s founder Rossy Ogawa. AEW boss Tony Khan celebrated Ogawa’s exit and made allusions to “corporate espionage.” While Khan has been aggressive in the free agent market recently, eyebrows were raised when it emerged that AEW refused to make an offer for Stardom’s biggest name, Giulia.

Speaking recently on his Twitch stream, Kenny Omega gave his thoughts on Ogawa suggesting there is information not in the public domain that could be bad news:

From someone who lived it, breathed, who has very close friends in the industry. I don’t necessarily mean the wrestling industry, I mean the industry. The government issued press. The information they know. I’m just going to leave it at that.

I would say don’t be so quick to listen to praise for that individual because someday, I’m not sure when it will be. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but someday, people will know the truth. What they do with that truth, I don’t know. Will they share it? Maybe. A lot of the higher-ups in Japan, they know exactly what.

Kenny Omega then clarified comments and alluded to what he suggests people know about Ogawa, paying particular attention to the fact that the new Marigold promotion is openly looking for girls as young as 13 and does not want any stars who are married:

My comments on Rossy are whatever. There is nothing to say. I just think, eventually….I don’t care about Rossy being an E-Drone. That’s no big deal. He’s done….that’s not even the tip…just you friggin wait. If you are still interested in wrestling and you’re listening to the stories and reading stuff. When it finally comes out. I will say one thing, there are a lot of people who refuse to work for him for the very same reason. Some of those people are in WWE. Some are in AEW. They have a very good reason.

It’s not just, ‘I decided to wake up and not like this guy.’ If you want to know along what lines they tread amongst, the dude just flat out said, ‘we’re looking for girls ages 13 to 21 that don’t have a boyfriend and aren’t married.’ We already know he puts underage girls in very revealing swimsuit calendars and books. I wish that’s all he did. Let’s put it that way.

I don’t know. I don’t want to say anything. I’m not going on record to say anything. I don’t want lawyers barking at my door. That’s why I don’t want to say anything. I don’t have any sort of video evidence, I just have the good word of people who are very close. I’m outside of it. If those people feel like commenting or saying something, whatever. For now, I’ll say that people going to Marigold, good luck. I hope you have a great time. I hope it works out for you. For me, I would be very hesitant. I would be very hesitant. That’s all.

Kenny Omega’s Comments “Defamation” Says Rossy Ogawa

Now speaking to Sports Graphic Number Web, Rossy Ogawa has hit back and claimed Omega’s claims about him amount to defamation:

People said that [I] was getting in the way with the AEW thing … But that’s not true. Kenny Omega is attacking me over there, saying things that aren’t true, but that’s defamation … Many people make various statements, but there are a lot of false statements.

Rossy Ogawa also recently revealed that Triple H gave him the push to leave Stardom with his new Marigold promotion seemingly aligned with WWE.