Former AEW champion Kenny Omega is ‘open to joining WWE when his contract expires’, with the popular wrestler full of praise for Triple H and the rival promotion ‘willing to do business’
- Omega has been with AEW since 2019 when the promotion launched
- He is a former world champion and currently one third of the trios champions
- A move would be a huge move for WWE as they go up against their key rivals
All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega is open to joining WWE, according to reports.
The former AEW world champion is set to see his contract with the company expire soon.
Reports suggest his deal was due to be up in January, but due to missing several months through injury, it has seemingly been extended until November.
There have been several suggestions that a deal could be done between WWE and Omega, 39, though a potential agreement is still a way away.
According to Wade Keller of PWTorch, the current AEW trios champion would be open to doing business when his deal with AEW is up.
AEW star Kenny Omega is reportedly open to joining rival wrestling promotion WWE
Omega has been with AEW since February 2019, just after the company was formed
‘I haven’t independently verified rumours of WWE being interested in Omega, I have confirmed they’re aware of Omega’s open-mindedness to come to WWE’, Keller said.
‘That’s what I’ve been told, that he’s open-minded to landing in WWE before his career is over. The attitude is not “I love AEW, I’m gonna stay here forever”.
‘That is not apparently the belief within WWE. They don’t believe that’s Kenny’s mindset at this point.’
Omega signed with AEW in February 2019, a month after the promotion launched, and is an executive vice president of the company alongside team-mates The Young Bucks.
One of the company’s most popular wrestlers, Omega has also featured for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring of Honor among other promotions throughout his career.
In December 2020 he became AEW world champion and held the belt until November 2021.
Omega has been full of praise for WWE head of creative Triple H in the recent past
In 2021, he said on current head of WWE creative Triple H: ‘I think HHH is still being one of the boys for the better part of his career.
‘I’m sure a big part of how he runs his business, WWE, NXT and all those things he has a finger in, I really do think he does it for the sake of fans as well.’
If he were to join WWE, it’s likely his team-mates The Young Bucks would also move with him.
Cody Rhodes, who is also a former executive vice president of AEW, made the move to WWE last year.