Kenny Omega Will Reportedly Sign With AEW

Jan 8, 2019 - by James Walsh

In the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio (via Wrestling Inc, it was reported that Kenny Omega will likely sign with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) after his NJPW contract expires on January 31. Omega can’t announce where he will go until February 1. Omega announced his departure during an interview with Tokyo Sports. NJPW found out about his exit through that interview and weren’t happy. They reportedly preferred how KUSHIDA announced that he was leaving.

It was reported earlier this week that NJPW will work with ROH instead of AEW in the future. However, Dave Meltzer said that NJPW “badly” doesn’t want to lose Omega, so they may consider working with AEW in the future. It was previously reported that NJPW didn’t want The Young Bucks and Cody to work the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6, although there is no bad blood between them.

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