Some huge news coming out of Wrestle Kingdom weekend. First broken by Tokyo News, Kenny Omega has confirmed that he will be departing from New Japan Pro Wrestling following the end of his contractual obligations.
Omega has made global waves since reaching the main event scene in New Japan, competing in critically acclaimed matches with Kazuchika Okada, Chris Jericho and most recently, Hiroshi Tanahashi, to whom he lost his IWGP Heavyweight Championship to this past Saturday.
So what’s next for the leader of The Elite? Could this potentially be his long-anticipated debut with the WWE, or one of the first names to sign to an exclusive AEW contract?
Rumours have been floating regarding an unbelievable deal offered by WWE executives to try and get Kenny on board for Rumble season. Should he make his debut at the second biggest event of the year then it would be a moment forever remembered as one of the most iconic surprise entrants, next to AJ Styles of course. Omega is a certified star that would thrive as part of the main roster, being almost guaranteed a top spot on the card, considering how much money they’re willing to pay for him.
However, what with his strong ties to Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, a smart move would be for him to get in on the ground level with this burgeoning brand that is destined to set the world of wrestling on fire: AEW. Omega would be a massive draw for their first shows. With Double or Nothing only a few days away, there’s a chance we’ll hear further developments regarding Kenny then.
In the meantime, where would you like to see Kenny Omega end up? Is it time for him to make an appearance in WWE? Or should he stick to the independents and get AEW off the ground? Let us know in the comments below.