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AEW Star Mend Kenny Omega & NJPW Relationship

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Rocky Romero revealed that he played a major role in mending the relationship between AEW EVP Kenny Omega and NJPW. Omega made his NJPW return at Wrestle Kingdom 17, defeating Will Ospreay to win the IWGP US Title in his first match for the promotion since leaving in January 2019.

The popular star notably left NJPW along with Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks to create AEW.

Rocky Romero opens up on the matter

Speaking with Fightful on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Romero recalled a ’˜miscommunication’ between Omega and the former NJPW President Harold Meij.

Romero said:

‘I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments that I’ve had over the last couple of years. They are big wins. I feel like getting Kenny to the Tokyo Dome after, you know, Kenny left to form AEW.

‘There was a bit of a miscommunication between the New Japan office and Kenny, and what Kenny wanted, even though the former (NJPW) president (Harold Meij) at the time didn’t understand.

‘So to go back and help mend that, but to have a huge home run success with it. Omega versus Ospreay, people are talking about that it could be the greatest match they’ve ever seen or one of them. Dude, that’s something that I helped put together.

‘I wasn’t the one who went out there and hit the home run. That was the guys, but being part of it to bring it all together was massive.

‘Bringing the Forbidden Door (PPV) together with Tony (Khan), AEW and New Japan, two big organizations with two different ways of looking at wrestling, and a bunch of stars I have never met or talked to, and bringing them all together in one roof. That’s a huge, huge home run.’

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Bishal Roy