Kenny Omega has spoken publicly for the first time about where his career might take him next, revealing that it will be a "large international platform."
Almost two weeks on from All Elite Wrestling's rally in Jacksonville, the wrestling world is still talking about almost nothing but the new promotion. That's because even though we now know when AEW's first show will take place and a handful of the wrestlers that will compete on it, there is still so much more left to be revealed.
One of the biggest things is whether AEW has managed to land the services of Kenny Omega. While recruiting Chris Jericho is a massive acquisition, The Cleaner showing up in AEW would be a real game changer. Omega's New Japan contract doesn't run out until the end of this month, but he has already revealed that he'll be leaving the company rather than renewing his deal.
However, the question remains, where will Omega go next? Since most of The Elite is already at AEW, it seems highly likely that he will join them. There is still an outside chance that he ends up in WWE, though. The latest speculation regarding Omega and WWE is that he has turned down a massive contract offered to him by Vince McMahon. However, the former IWGP Champion's latest comments would suggest otherwise.
Kenny said he wouldn’t stand on the Tokyo Sports stage next year, that he would still be putting on moty performances on a large international platform. https://t.co/hxYixwqPrk— chris charlton (@reasonjp) January 17, 2019
Omega appeared at the Tokyo Sports Awards this week to accept the award for Best Bout alongside Kazuchika Okada. During his acceptance speech, Omega said he will still "be putting on match of the year performances on a large international platform." Most wouldn't consider AEW an international platform this early into its existence, so perhaps the WWE deal is still on the table.
It could be argued that even though AEW has only existed for a few weeks, it is already an international stage. It is owned by a man who also owns an NFL side and English Premier League team after all. One thing is for certain, the wrestling world is split over where they would like to see Omega land. Some think he can follow in the footsteps and even exceed what AJ Styles has done in the company, while others don't trust The Cleaner in the hands of Mr. McMahon.