Kenny Omega Says He’s Leaving NJPW

Kenny Omega Leaving NJPW?
Kenny Omega Leaving NJPW?

Kenny Omega has stated he is leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also said, however, that he still wants a rematch with Hiroshi Tanahashi. Omega noted the two are 1-1 against each other since Omega beat Tanahashi at the New Beginning in Niigata in 2016.

NJPW commentator Chris Charlton provided a translation of an article on NJPW’s Japanese site.

Kenny Omega to WWE or All Elite Wrestling?

While Omega’s comments seem to indicate he is done with New Japan Pro Wrestling, his comments about Tanahashi could lead one to believe they are building up a future trilogy match between Omega and the IWGP heavyweight champion. If that is the case, Omega is likely not leaving, despite what he has said recently.

WWE is reported to have made a fantastic offer to Omega but he is likely being heavily courted by All Elite Wrestling as well. We likely won’t have firm answers on Omega’s status with any company for at least the foreseeable future.