On February 7, 2019, Kenny Omega signed a four-year contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Along with Cody and The Young Bucks, Omega will serve as both an in-ring talent and an executive vice president of the promotion. He made his debut for the promotion at its inaugural pay-per-view, AEW Double or Nothing, where he lost to Chris Jericho in the main event, after which both men were attacked by the debuting Jon Moxley.
In a long interview with GameSpot, Omega discussed Jon Moxley’s arrival in AEW: “Yeah, it’s crazy because I remember seeing him on TV. I saw something there. I knew that there was something magnetic about him, something special about him.
WWE never showed it. And then when I see him nowadays, when I see these backstage promos, when I see the stuff that he’s done in Japan, when I see the stuff that he’s doing around the world, I see this new enthusiasm.
I see the spark. I even see the physical condition that he’s in. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. This is not the Moxley that came from that other place. This is a Jon Moxley that’s reborn. I have to assume that this is a new entity, that this is a new person, and he has a type of enthusiasm and that sort of never-say-die attitude."