Since Triple H’s return to WWE last year as the Head of Talent Relations, the company have increased their efforts to bring in the top talent from across the wrestling world, having already secured the signing of Dragon Lee, whilst Kota Ibushi, Jay White, and Tama Tonga are all believed to be on the company’s radar.
Another major name garnering speculation as of late is former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega. Fightful Select have now provided an update on the contract status of Omega amid rumours that his deal is set to expire soon.
“Numerous sources have claimed to have overheard AEW founder Tony Khan say that Omega has substantial injury time that “could be” added to Omega’s contract to extend it if AEW chose to. We can confirm that option is in Omega’s contract, which is standard in AEW deals. One talent noted that considering that Omega has good representation, that might not necessarily be a slam dunk, or might have some concessions to it. Those we spoke to in AEW also claim that they don’t believe the injury time has been added “yet.” We reached out to Tony Khan to ask, but haven’t heard back.”-Fightful
As noted within the report, one source within AEW claimed late last year that Omega’s deal would either be up “soon”, or that he was working without one entirely. Another source is said to have dispelled this rumour at the time, with it now appearing as though the latter was indeed correct.
Fightful then began to address the recent speculation of WWE being interested in acquiring the services of the current AEW World Trios Champion, revealing that the company believe they have a chance to make that signing happen.
“An interesting note is the amount of chatter emanating from WWE of late, with several in the company believing they have a chance to land Kenny Omega.”-Fightful
Diving deeper into Omega’s relationship with WWE, the report states that the 39-year-old is on good terms with the company despite the rivalry between AEW and WWE, with his relationship with Triple H in particular highlighted thanks to discussion the two sides held back in 2018 when Omega was weighing up his long-term future.
Despite the heavy accusations of contract tampering lobbied towards WWE by AEW since Triple H returned to the company, WWE sources are said to have told Fightful that Omega specifically was not am example of this being the case.
Finally, Fightful noted that Omega’s recent appearances for NJPW were something the top star has the freedom to do as a part of his AEW contract as long as the dates don’t clash with his duties in the United States.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the AEW contract status of Kenny Omega, as well as the reported interest from WWE as soon as we hear more.