Kenny Omega will be sticking with The Young Bucks for the rest of his career.
On July 19th, Omega led The Young Bucks, Adam Page, and Kota Ibushi into battle against the Blackpool Combat Club inside Blood & Guts. The two factions have been at war for a number of months but it all came to a violent end in Boston.
The two groups battled through thumbtacks, a bed of nails, tables, chairs, and more, but in the end, The Golden Elite scored the win.
Speaking after the show went off the air, Omega addressed the BBC and paid tribute to the group, explaining that they’ve earned his respect. Footage of the promo was shared on Twitter by @medsthegrizzly.
“I’ve bled, I’ve sweat, I’ve cried. I’ve been maimed. I’ve got scars that will never heal, but a wise man once said, ‘I can do this all day.’ If you don’t want this to end here, we can keep this thing going. But I think I speak on behalf of all of us, The Golden Elite respects you.
You respect this business, you respect these fans. If you guys want, I’ll shorten my career, I’ll shorten my life to keep this fight alive. But I’m willing to stick my hand out and shake yours if you guys will let bygones be bygones. Because love you or hate you, Moxley, love you or hate you, Claudio, love you or hate your ugly ass [Yuta], I respect each and every one of you. I respect Bryan Danielson, who broke his arm for this company, who broke his arm for this business.
I respect Ibushi, who flew for over 24 hours to make it here. I can’t let that effort be in vain. If you guys want to keep doing it, so help me god, I’ll keep doing it. But I’m gonna do it with a newfound respect for each and every one of you. I’m gonna stick my hand out, just this once, as a sign of respect because I respect the hell out of you guys,”
After the two factions shook hands, Omega continued, addressing Ibushi and closing by saying he’ll be staying he’ll be with the group for the rest of his career.
“But one thing I do respect is that we will see Kota Ibushi again here in an AEW ring. As long as I am an active performer in professional wrestling, I’m gonna go wherever these guys go,” Omega said as he pointed to the rest of The Golden Elite,”
Kenny Omega’s Comments Get Fans Talking
Kenny Omega’s comments caught the attention of fans on social media, given the contractual situation around himself, the Young Bucks, and Adam Page. It’s believed that the contracts for all four stars end before the end of the year, and WWE is reportedly interested in signing Omega.
As a result, some fans have taken Omega’s comments to mean they’re all heading to WWE, while others feel that this was an endorsement for AEW.
H/t to Fightful