In an interview with Tokyo Sports, Kenny Omega confirmed that he is leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling following his loss to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13 this past Friday.
Omega’s comments in the interview were largely in character and citing his match with Tanahashi was a battle to determine the main character in a game, and he lost.
Tokyo Sports noted that the two most likely possibilities for Omega to land are the WWE or All Elite Wrestling with the latter set to hold a press conference this Tuesday in Jacksonville, Florida.
The piece also noted his contract with New Japan runs through the end of the month, theoretically eliminating the possibility of Omega appearing at the Royal Rumble on January 27th.
We will be discussing this story tonight on the Impact Homecoming POST Show with Nate Milton and myself.