Kenny Omega wrestled the match of his life at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 11 against Kazuchika Okada. However, he lost the match and failed to become the IWGP heavyweight champion. The WWE is reportedly interested in signing him and here is the latest backstage update regarding Omega’s NJPW contract.
‘The Cleaner’ leaving NJPW
After the six-star match between Omega and Okada, Omega revealed on Twitter that he is leaving NJPW to think about his future. The fans are divided regarding the matter as some believe that it’s legit while others think that it’s just part of the storyline.
The WWE has been showing interest on “The Cleaner” since he made waves in NJPW over the past year. The rumors of Omega signing with the WWE only got hotter when John Cena posted a photo of him on his Instagram account.
Update on the NJPW contract of Kenny Omega
According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Wrestling Inc), Omega’s deal with NJPW is set to expire on January 31. It means that he won’t be able to participate in the Royal Rumble since the event is on January 29.
Meltzer also noted that people in NJPW believe Omega has already re-signed with the promotion. However, NJPW has not made it official and Omega might just be playing the fans after all. It is expected that Omega will return in March in time for the New Japan Cup.
As of this writing, the only confirmed report is Omega’s deal will expire at the end of the month. All of the other updates are just purely speculative. The 33-year-old probably gets another title shot against Okada sometime in the future.
Should the WWE sign Kenny Omega?
Of course, the WWE should sign Omega since he is one of the best wrestlers not in the WWE. He has the combination of wrestling and microphone skills that is on par with any WWE superstar.
He can thrive in the company but it might be best for him to stay in Japan for one more year. Let him have a reign with the IWGP heavyweight title before bringing him as the next face of NXT.
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