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Kenny Omega Reportedly Open To WWE Move

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Reports had been floating around the future of the former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega. It started when Dave Meltzer had reported that WWE were prioritising a ’˜much bigger’ free agent signing than Jay White, who lost a loser leaves NJPW match to Eddie Kingston at NJPW Battle in the Valley.

It was then reported that Kenny’s AEW contract was coming up this month, with those in WWE believing they have a chance in landing him.

Kenny Omega’s future reportedly up in the air

Earlier this week it was reported that AEW had extended Omega’s contract for an additional few months, to account for the time he spent out of action injured last year.

Speaking on a PWTorch audio show, Wade Keller provided an update on WWE’s stance on signing Omega, and how he is ’˜open-minded’ about a potential move to WWE.

He said:

‘I haven’t independently verified rumors of WWE being interested in Omega. I have confirmed they’re aware of Omega’s open-mindedness to come to WWE. That’s what I’ve been told. That he’s open-minded to landing in WWE before his career is over.

‘The attitude is not ’˜I love AEW, I’m gonna stay here forever.’ That is not apparently the belief within WWE. They don’t believe that’s Kenny’s mindset at this point.

Omega is valued within WWE from what I can ascertain by people whose opinions count. But he is not seen at this stage as a wrestler who is so good in the ring that they are just gonna do anything to get him. I think that they are very happy with their roster. I think that they have a lot of great wrestlers who are at Kenny’s level. Kenny would be a good addition.

‘I know there is curiosity and intrigue about what they could do with him if they were able to direct him a little bit better because his character work in 3+ years of Dynamite has not been particularly compelling’¦

‘In terms of being a weekly TV series character, that’s something that WWE would be, I think, excited to explore creatively with him. But I don’t think he would come in and be seen as a guy who they are just gonna track to headline WrestleMania like Cody has gotten.

‘I think there’s a belief there’s more to Cody, more of a future, given Cody’s age and wear and tear on his body being less and just as a WWE-ready character and promo that there’s more turnkey main event multi-year potential in Cody than Kenny.’

Omega is currently one third of the AEW Trios Champions, with him and the Young Bucks set to defend the titles against the House of Black at AEW Revolution.

Written by
Bishal Roy