A new report has suggested that Kenny Omega won’t be back in the ring any time soon as he prepares for more surgery.
Kenny Omega hasn’t been seen on AEW television since early November on the Dynamite following Full Gear. At the event, Omega had finally lost his AEW World Championship to Hangman Adam Page, before briefly appearing on Dynamite to confirm that he was taking time away to “fix things.”
It was noted at the time that Omega was dealing with a number of injuries, including a torn labrum in his shoulder, a hernia and issues with his knees. The star himself revealed that he had been struggling with vertigo since 2018.
At AEW Revolution, Don Callis who had been managing Kenny Omega, returned to AEW television on the buy-in, cutting a promo talking about the former AEW World Champion. In typical Callis fashion, he also came out to Omega’s music. This naturally led to speculation that the ‘Best Bout Machine’ would be back in action very soon.
However, according to a new report, fans are going to have to wait a little longer. Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Omega is currently recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. The recovery period for the surgery is said to be ten weeks. Furthermore, he is set to go under the knife again at the end of March to fix his sports hernia. The recovery time for this surgery is around two months.
There are also other issues he’s he’s said to be “taking care of.” At time of writing there’s no time frame set for a return.
Kenny Omega currently stands as the longest reigning AEW World Champion in history, holding the title for a record 346 days between December 2020 and November 2021.