Kenny Omega is yet to undergo surgery.
On December 15th, Kenny Omega announced that he would be out of the ring “indefinitely” after being admitted to hospital. It was later revealed that the star had been diagnosed with diverticulitis.
The situation was incredibly serious and was said to be almost “catastrophic,” but thankfully Omega received treatment before his condition worsened. Omega’s illness caused plans for a World Tag Team match at Worlds End to be scrapped.
In its place, Omega’s partner Chris Jericho teamed with Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Sting to defeat The Don Callis Family.
More Information On Kenny Omega’s Illness
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer highlighted that Omega is actually advertised for an event on March 20th, although he’s unlikely to be fit enough to appear. Meltzer compared the situation to that of Davey Boy Smith Jr. who has suffered from Diverticulitis and appendicitis in the past. With Smith Jr. he was able to have surgery straight away, meaning he made an almost superhuman recovery.
However, things are very different for Omega with his situation described as “far worse.” The AEW star is yet to undergo surgery as the inflammation at the time of his diagnosis made it impossible, furthermore, it will be another seven weeks before a decision can be taken.
“Smith got Diverticulitis and appendicitis, but had surgery right away and pretty much made a remarkable recovery. Omega’s situation was far worse. Due to the inflammation being so bad he couldn’t have surgery at the time and as of last week still hadn’t had it.
The decision will be made in about seven weeks, based on his healing, on whether he’ll need surgery or not, but if he does, that would put him out of action significantly longer. There is no time frame on when he will return at this point.”
Kenny Omega hasn’t wrestled since December 5th when he defeated Ethan Page on AEW Collision.