Kenny Omega may have given his all to try and retain his AEW World Title at Full Gear but a new report states Omega was working the match with an injury.
Omega’s efforts proved to be in vain in Minneapolis on November 13th as The Best Bout Machine met his match when he came up against former tag team partner Hangman Adam Page.
With his fellow Elite members The Young Bucks watching on, Kenny Omega suffered two Buckshot Lariats to usher in the era of Cowboy Sh*t to AEW and crown Page as the new AEW Champion. This brought to an end a hugely impressive year-long title reign of Kenny Omega where he fought off challenges from the likes of Jon Moxley, Christian Cage, and PAC as well as being named the number one wrestler in the world on the PWI 500.
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has shed some light on some injury issues the now-former champion might have been dealing with for his match at Full Gear:
“I don’t know if he has no strength. but he can’t lift heavy weights with them – I don’t even know if he can lift with them. The last time we were talking about it, he said he was able to lift the bar. So it’s 45 pounds… He’s told me, ‘I can work a match without my shoulders.'”
In a recent video with chiropractor Dr. Beau Hightower who has worked in the past with fellow AEW stars such as Brian Cage, Jade Cargill, and Miro, Kenny Omega discusses an ongoing battle he is fighting with vertigo. Something Omega says he’s been dealing with since 2018:
“Yeah, it’s been an issue since 2018. I just get really bad vertigo. I get dizzy in the ring. I can’t — the room spins. It’s been a new skill I’ve had to inherit is wrestling in a spinning ring. So to make sure I get that straightened out as much as I can, as often as I can is really paramount for my performances.”
“Yeah, there’s a myriad of issues with professional wrestling and you can work as safely as you can, But you can’t avoid everything. There’s always something that could go wrong.”