Kenny Omega “Was Talking” To WWE
Former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega might be an EVP in the company but as we learned from Cody Rhodes, that doesn’t necessarily mean anything when you’re thinking about your future.
Rhodes was the first of the four EVPs to leave AEW when he returned to WWE in the spring of 2022. With speculation regarding The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega’s contracts, many had wondered if The Elite could end up following The American Nightmare at some point.
Speaking to Haus of Wrestling, Konnan noted that uncertainty over Kenny Omega’s AEW future led to big changes in his booking for AAA:
“Originally we were going to bring in Omega but he was still negotiating with AEW and he wasn’t sure if he was going to stay or not. So, we couldn’t commit, and he didn’t want to come here until he signed. So, that was out the window, boom. And then, after that, we asked for a couple of people from AEW and they weren’t available.
“Then we got another guy who was hurt, and, basically, what we got, was Swerve. Which I don’t have a problem with because he may not have the name value as other people but he’s an incredible wrestler, I worked with him in Lucha Underground and Ricochet had actually recommended him to me. I think the match will be great because Rich Swann is great. You’ve got one guy from AEW, one guy from Impact, and then you’ve got Komander.”
Konnan went on to add that he’s only assuming Omega has re-signed with AEW but confirmed that the star was at least talking to WWE about his future:
“I’m assuming, I never really asked him but there are plans for him in the future so I’m thinking he already signed. But, you know, he wasn’t sure if he was going to stay and WWE was talking to him. You know? So, we couldn’t get him to commit.”
Kenny Omega could have a familiar foe at Forbidden Door in June as Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay are both involved in a tournament to find a new number one contender for the IWGP US Championship.