In the tumultuous world of professional wrestling, Kenny Omega, a towering figure in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), currently grapples with the backstabbing antics of Don Callis. This development unraveled on last Wednesday's "AEW Dynamite." However, as the year draws closer, Omega will face a potentially more significant predicament.
His AEW contract, which was extended due to an injury hiatus, is nearing its end. This situation aligns him with fellow AEW stars, the Young Bucks, MJF, and WWE's Drew McIntyre, who all are poised to enter the free-agent market around the same time.
As the possibility of Omega's free agency looms, Freddie Prinze Jr., a former WWE writer, host of the podcast Wrestling With Freddie, and celebrated actor known for movies like "Summer Catch," expressed doubts about Omega's potential move to WWE.
Prinze Jr. elucidated his reservations during his appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet. "People are talking about Kenny Omega and things like that," Prinze Jr. commented. "But again, that would seem so weird for me, considering how much freedom he has at one company and how little he'd have at the other."
Kenny Omega Potential WWE Leap: Uncertain
The thought of Omega leaving AEW for WWE seems eccentric, considering the low number of AEW wrestlers who have made that leap.
In the four-year history of the promotion, Cody Rhodes, a former Elite member like Omega, is the most notable figure to have switched to WWE just a year ago. Whether Omega will tread a similar path remains uncertain, a single element of the intricate puzzle that is the most competitive free-agent wrestling market ever.
Omega, for now, must navigate the turbulent waters of his feud with Callis and the conflicts with the Blackpool Combat Club. Expectations are high that he will have a response when Callis attempts to rationalize his treachery on this Wednesday's "Dynamite" episode.
In the maelstrom of wrestling's shifting alliances and contracts, only time will reveal the next chapter of Kenny Omega's storied career.