Kenny Omega addressed the AEW Dynamtie audience following a tag team match victory in the main event.
Former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega is back in action in All Elite Wrestling after two lengthy absences. Following Full Gear in November 2021, which was the night when he lost the AEW World Title to “Hangman” Adam Page, Omega had multiple surgeries to repair nagging injuries. The extended layoff lasted about nine months.
After returning to the ring in the summer and winning the AEW Trios Tag Team Titles with The Young Bucks at All Out, Omega was suspended following a post-All Out locker room fight with CM Punk & Ace Steel. At Full Gear 2022 on November 19th, Omega was back in action with The Young Bucks as The Elite trio.
On the November 30th edition of AEW Dynamite, Omega and The Young Bucks teamed up again as The Elite to defeat Death Triangle in the third match of their Best of Seven Series for the Trios Tag Team Titles. The win by The Elite means they are down 2-1 to Death Triangle.
Following Dynamite, Kenny Omega addressed the crowd while talking about his return to action. Here’s what Omega said to the crowd along with the video:
“Warm reception. Thank you, guys, for coming in such incredible numbers and showing support not only for All Elite Wrestling, but, heck, just for professional wrestling. Now I know what we’re here to do, specifically perhaps, is wrestling. More specifically, perhaps it’s sports entertainment. But you know something? Give it a second, I’ve got a good closing line here.”
“I saw something very profound, so I can’t take any credit for it, it’s this guy, sitting right here. ‘I just hope everybody has a good time.’ So whether you love us, whether you hate us, whether you’re indifferent to us, hopefully something that you saw on this show allowed you for a moment in time to have a good time.”
As Kenny Omega continued, he talked about his time away from the ring and how much he missed performing for the fans.
“For me, my good time was being able to perform in front of you guys. It’s been something that I’ve been missing for nine weeks or so and before then, yikes, about nine months. Crazy to think about. Today, I was able to cut loose. Not only with you guys, but with some of my best friends in the whole wide world. That’s these guys right here.”
— Christine (@ShiningPolaris) December 1, 2022