A year on from Cody Rhodes jumping from AEW to WWE, speculation gathered pace that Kenny Omega could be about to follow suit.
The rumours sprang up after it was reported that WWE was chasing a big-name free agent other than Jay White who has just left New Japan Pro-Wrestling. This led to speculation that the person in question could be Kenny Omega, especially after it was revealed that the star’s contract had been due to expire in January. Although it has since been confirmed that an unspecified amount of time has been added on for the time Omega spent injured in 2021 and into 2022.
To add further fuel to the fire, it has been reported that Omega remains “open-minded” to a potential switch.
During the post-AEW Revolution media scrum, Tony Khan was asked about this speculation. The AEW boss didn’t give away many details just saying that he hopes the star will stay.
“I hope he’s here for a very long time.”
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Kenny Omega And The Young Bucks Miss Out At Revolution
Despite being heavy favourites in the eyes of many ahead of the show, The Elite lost the AEW World Trios Titles at Revolution.
After a cagy opening things kicked into gear with a showdown between Omega and Malakai Black. From here the House of Black enjoyed a spell on top thanks to an impressive showing from Brody King.
However, The Elite came fighting back and looking to be heading to the win until Julia Hart distracted Nick Jackson. This sent the intensity to a whole new level and saw Omega accidentally flatten Hart with a V-Trigger after she climbed onto the apron.
With Hart down, a frantic scene played out in the ring with both teams scoring near falls. The Bucks set up for the Meltzer Driver, but Buddy Matthews hammered Nick Jackson in mid-air, and he and King followed up with Dante’s Inferno to pick up a popular win.