Kenny Omega Reportedly Likely To Undergo Surgery On His Intestines Amidst AEW Absence

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Omega looks set to undergo surgery as he battles with diverticulitis.

Former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega has been absent from the promotion since last December after being diagnosed with diverticulitis. During his absence, former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada joined AEW and subsequently aligned with The Young Bucks, taking Omega’s spot in The Elite in the process.

In this week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer revealed that, whilst nothing is confirmed, Omega is likely to undergo surgery on his intestines, noting that he’d want to be in top physical condition for a potential bout with his long-time rival Kazuchika Okada.

“While no decision has been made, it looks more likely than not that Kenny Omega will be getting surgery on his intestines. He’s had his ups and downs but has largely been dealing with a good amount of pain for months now. He said surgery is becoming more and more likely as two different doctors have told him they think it’s the best option. It’s not 100 percent that he will have surgery but it’s looking more likely, particularly if he wants to get into condition to resume his career that he will probably have to get rid of the perforated sections of his intestine and colon. There is an obvious plan if and when he returns to come back into a feud with Kazuchika Okada, and because of the legendary status of those matches, that becomes a situation where he’s going to want and need to get into top shape.”


Since aligning with The Young Bucks as the latest edition of The Elite, Kazuchika Okada became AEW Continental Champion by defeating Eddie Kingston and is set to defend the gold at AEW: Dynasty.

Regardless of the result, a clash between Okada and Omega seems destined to happen in the future, although the timeframe for Omega’s return is currently unclear.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Kenny Omega’s status as soon as we hear more, and we wish him all the best in his recovery.

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