The AEW contracts of Kenny Omega, the Young Bucks, and Hangman Adam Page all expire at the end of 2023 sparking speculation they could head to WWE.
This speculation has only increased in recent days after CM Punk returned to AEW with some surmising that the quartet could decide to walk away from the company they helped create.
While there are few details available it has been reported that talks have begun between AEW and The Elite, although new deals are yet to be agreed. Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer may have revealed why details have been so hard to come by.
Meltzer states that the four men have been asked to remain quiet about their contractual situation while some of them have signed legal documents preventing them from going public.
“Given Omega, The Young Bucks and Adam Page all have contracts expiring at the end of this year, that becomes another aspect. All have kept quiet as asked, or in some cases signed legal papers basically prohibiting them from talking, which could lead to immense frustration with the situation.”
Kenny Omega Heading For Showdown With Will Ospreay
At Forbidden Door II, Kenny Omega will take on Will Ospreay in one of the most highly-anticipated rematches of the year. The pair first met back at Wrestle Kingdom 17 in January and on that occasion, it was Omega who emerged with the win and the IWGP United States Title.
Speaking ahead of the match, Omega gave his thoughts on returning to New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Will Ospreay’s run at the top of the company. The ‘Best Bout Machine’ said that Ospreay and Jay White didn’t do enough in his absence to carry the company, before promising something special on June 25th.