In the world of professional wrestling, the WWE has always been a powerhouse, attracting top talent from around the globe.
However, one name that has eluded their grasp is Kenny Omega, the AEW megastar. The WWE had grand plans for Omega, viewing him as a top-tier signing, but he ultimately chose a different path.
The Elite’s Potential Move to WWE
The WWE’s interest in signing The Elite, a group of top-tier wrestlers including Kenny Omega, was no secret.
Reports suggest that the group had considered a move to WWE, but ultimately decided to sign new multi-year deals with AEW.
This decision was not made lightly, with the group reportedly going back-and-forth over the possibility of a move to WWE.
WWE’s Vision for Kenny Omega
The WWE had specific plans for Kenny Omega, which were revealed in the new Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
They [WWE] saw Omega as a top talent who would have been used as a top guy, mixing with the likes of Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar.
However, there were concerns about Omega’s long-term physical durability, leading to the belief that Seth Rollins, considered the best in-ring wrestler in the company, had more time in that role than Omega would have.
The Elite’s New Contracts
The Elite were reportedly told to “keep quiet” about signing their new contracts. This was so that the news could coincide with the landmark AEW Dynamite 200, a significant event in the AEW calendar.