After a lot of negotiation and speculation, the latest news from camp Kenny Omega is that he has finally turned down his offer from WWE.
In 2018, before the existence of All Elite Wrestling was made official, a few members of The Elite committed to staying together no matter where they went. Those members were Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Hangman Page, and Kenny Omega. However, there has been a notable absence from that bunch since all of the announcements surrounding AEW.
So far, there has been no sign of Omega. There are a couple of possible reasons for that. The main one is that The Cleaner is still under contract with New Japan. Until then, we likely won't know if he is going to be a part of AEW or not. The other is that he might well be joining WWE over AEW. All of the above members of The Elite were offered contracts and Omega is the only one to not turn them down.
Or is he? The latest word from Wrestling Observer Newsletter is that Omega has in fact already turned WWE down. Even before Omega dropped the IWGP Championship to Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13, there was talk that WWE had offered him a seven-figure deal to sign with them and that he was scheduled to meet with Triple H and Vince McMahon.
If Omega has indeed turned down WWE, he won't be the only one of his friends to have said no to a very tempting deal. Reports suggest that as well as being offered the same amount of money as AJ Styles, The Young Bucks were promised a weekly slot on the WWE Network for Being The Elite. Plus, a six-month get-out clause if they didn't end up liking life in WWE.
If all of the above is true, then The Elite has a lot of faith in AEW and themselves. It's also a sign that the Khan family can offer up as much money, if not more, than Mr. McMahon. It has been a while since the WWE chairman has had a rival that can beat him on price when it comes to wages. Plus, for the time being at least, working for AEW will mean fewer dates on the road.