Kenny Omega Confirms He’s Taking ‘Time Away’ from NJPW

kenny omega confirms taking time away njpw

Amidst rumors about his future, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega has confirmed he’s taking time away from NJPW. 

Omega told Tokyo Sports he’s stepping away for an unspecified period of time during an interview which took place after his Wrestle Kingdom 13 loss to Hiroshi Tanahashi.

According to a translation from NJPW announcer Chris Charlton, Omega said:

“There is no real place for me to fit, so it’s best for me not to be in (NJPW). I can’t be there working under Tanahashi. I don’t think he’s surpassed me, don’t think he’s better. If we can, I want to face him again. But I need time away, and not just from New Japan.”

In regards to his future … Omega made it clear that he could go to WWE or All Elite Wrestling, the upstart promotion being launched by his friends. 

“If I go to WWE, the fans there will be pleased, and the fans there will be pleased if I go to AEW,” he explained. “I want to be in a place where Kenny is going to be happy.”

Stay tuned. 

  • Vinces boy

    Kenny has the wrestling world in the palm of his hand. I still think he’s winning the Rumble, tho


    • Secret Squirrel

      No Omega fan should want Vince booking him in WWE. He’ll lose his creativity and be just another roster member lucky to be working for the all powerful McMahons sooner rather than later.

      • Robert Paulson

        Worked out okay for AJ

        • One-Winged-Angel

          Styles was the one and only exception because he can make gold out of anything. Even when they tried to sabotage Styles it never worked. Remember the storyline they booked with Ellsworth? And actually had him pin Styles?

    • Johnnie Walker

      That would be a cool surprise!

  • JOhn

    Looking forward to seeing him in the royal rumble this year.