It would seem any thoughts of The Elite appearing in WWE are gone, as they are expected to remain with AEW for the next several years.
As founding members of All Elite Wrestling, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and ‘Hangman’ Adam Page not only etched themselves into the company’s history books, but also made themselves even hotter properties in the entire wrestling world.
This led to some speculation that they could look to follow in the footsteps of Cody Rhodes and make a move to WWE when their contracts expired, however it seems like that won’t be the case.
The prevailing belief is that the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Adam Page are staying. The interview Omega did off the air in Boston would have led you to believe that is the case. The interview was also originally supposed to be on television, as was the handshake between the Golden Elite and BCC, which seemed to signal the end of the feud at this point. If that Omega thing was on television with the mention of them sticking together, that’s where so many people believed they were staying and there was a no deal. None of those involved have said if that is what that line meant.
The Elite’s Omega To WWE Has “Gone Cold”
Continuing on, Meltzer noted that Kenny Omega was the main member of The Elite that WWE would have been after, but even the company themselves now seemingly feel that a deal won’t be able to be done.
We do know from a WWE standpoint that months ago they had the impression they had a good shot at Omega in 2024 and he was the most coveted of all the guys being talked about like Jay White and the others. That has gone cold so they do believe he’s staying with AEW.
Tony Khan making these big offers indicates hope or thoughts of a huge rate increase, in which case big money deals make economic sense. But as we note weekly, television is in a weird state right now and it’s the least stable it has ever been and for TV to commit to something new years in the future will be interesting.
There had been speculation that Kenny Omega would be having a trilogy match against Will Ospreay at All In at Wembley Stadium. However, it now looks like a different opponent has been lined up for ‘The Aerial Assassin’.