When Kenny Omega pinned Jon Moxley with the help of Don Callis to win the AEW World Title at AEW Winter Is Coming, the worldwide wrestling landscape changed immediately.
As Callis joined forces with Kenny Omega it signalled the beginning of a working relationship between AEW and IMPACT and straight away wrestling fans wanted to know what’s next?
At AEW Beach Break, New Japan’s Kenta smashed ‘the forbidden door’ wide open by showing up to attack Omega, and now the AEW Champion has hinted that a relationship with WWE may also be possible.
While Triple H has previously stated that WWE are “open for business” and NXT Champion Finn Balor has advocated for companies to work together, Omega has now said that a relationship “could be a reality.”
Speaking to talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy, Omega revealed that he feels that Triple H “understood a lot of my thought process” when the pair last spoke at length.
“People change from day-to-day. You could have a bad day and completely change your mind on a topic.
“But from when I did speak at length with Triple H, it really felt like he understood a lot of my thought process and not only was I looking to unite and unify the world of professional wrestling and all of that, but he definitely got it.
“The thing is, I also understand their side of things too. There’s no right or wrong way anymore in wrestling. To me, and it’s the outlook I take on everything, if we can make the fans enjoy what we do more, that’s the right way.
“But I do try to get into the heads [of other companies] and see things from a different viewpoint where I’m not a suit in a business meeting, I’m not punching a clock and I don’t have to look at the numbers and crunch the data that goes from day-to-day, month-to-month – I’m just a performer.
Omega went on to say that he does see a situation which could eliminate some of the worries held by WWE decision makers, which would make a working relationship possible. Although he does acknowledge that it took a global pandemic for AEW’s partnerships with IMPACT and New Japan to come to fruition.
“I think Triple H is still being one of the boys for the better part of his career. I’m sure a big part of how he runs his business and how he looks at WWE, NXT and all those things he has a finger in, I really do think he does it for the sake of fans as well.
“So when he does say things like he’s open for business, I do think if there is a situation which could maybe eliminate some of the worries and fears from the other people that have a say in making these things happen, I do see it being a reality.
“But, for us with IMPACT, New Japan, it took a global pandemic for this to actually happen [laughs]. So who knows what it would take for it to happen on their end, but as long as they know at least on the AEW side they’ve got more than one EVP looking to make this a better and brighter place for every wrestling fan young or old and possibly the disenfranchised fan, the fan that used to be a fan but isn’t a fan anymore.
“We want to make this a fun thing for everyone and if that includes working with literally everyone, which I think would make everyone happy, then I’m all for it and I would lobby very hard for it, fight tooth and nail to make it happen.
“Again, the wrestlers aren’t usually the ones that make those big types of decisions.”
Kenny Omega is set to clash with Jon Moxley at AEW Revolution on March 8th in a Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch for the AEW World Championship.
You can follow all of the action from AEW Revolution live on Inside The Ropes.