Kenny Omega returned to the ring during Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite following an almost year long hiatus.
After losing the AEW World Title to Hangman Page at the Full Gear 2021 PPV Omega took some time off to recover from his knee, shoulder and abdominal injuries.
Omega returned during the AEW Trios Title Tournament, teaming with The Young Bucks to beat RUSH, Andrade El Idolo, and Dragon Lee. In an interview on Busted Open Radio, he reflected on his return to the ring.
“It’s a lot like riding a bike, getting back in the ring. It wasn’t too long until I felt comfortable again, but it was a unique scenario where, I was getting back in the ring for the first time after a long hiatus against three incredibly talented luchadors. Every area of the world, every culture, has their own take on wrestling and the way they go about performing pro wrestling. To come back to a scenario where I’m not really doing conventional pro wrestling in North America, and I’m in there with luchadors and people of a high lucha influence, it was a challenge. It was very cool, very fun, I ended up coming out of it unscathed, which is nice. I didn’t bang up anything else. I didn’t get any inkling or feeling that there wasn’t something that wasn’t ready to be back. As long as there were no red flags, for me, I’m just going to keep easing back into things without biting off more than I can chew”– Kenny Omega
Omega returns to the ring on this Wednesdays Dynamite to compete in the semifinals of the AEW Trios Tournament, teaming again with The Young Bucks against Will Ospreay and Aussie Open.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.