AEW President Tony Khan has reacted to Kenny Omega’s recent admission that he’ll likely retire if he has another major injury.
Kenny Omega has not competed in an AEW ring since losing his AEW World Championship to former tag team partner Hangman Adam Page at Full Gear in November 2021.
On the following episode of Dynamite, he announced he was taking some time away, leaving Elite business in the hands of his close friends, The Young Bucks.
Since then The Best Bout Machine has been out of action as he deals with a plethora of injuries including a torn labrum in his shoulder, a hernia, and issues with his knees. The star also revealed that he had been struggling with vertigo since 2018.
“If I get another major setback, that’s it. That’s it, I’m done, I can’t do this ever again.”
Speaking to the New York Post, AEW President Tony Khan has addressed the comment, saying that he is “optimistic” that Kenny Omega will be back in action.
“I’m always concerned whenever a wrestler has an injury, but in Kenny Omega’s case he carried the load through more injuries than probably anyone I’ve seen in terms of working through a sustained period where he was limited and still having great matches in the ring, and also doing great box office for the company as a great champion.
“It is a little bit different because you’re dealing with multiple injuries as opposed to one injury. I’m optimistic. I don’t want to put a timetable on it. I’m still optimistic Kenny’s coming back.”