Kenny Omega's health concerns have sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, as it was recently revealed that the former AEW World Champion is battling diverticulitis, a condition that has forced him to step away from the ring indefinitely.
New details have emerged about the timeline of Omega's illness and how it has affected his recent appearances on AEW programming. Sources from Fightful Select have shed light on Omega's health situation, disclosing that he had been feeling unwell even before his match against Ethan Page on the December 9th episode of AEW Collision.
Remarkably, Omega had chosen to keep his condition a closely guarded secret at that time. The situation took a turn for the worse on the subsequent edition of AEW Dynamite, but Omega, displaying his unwavering commitment, still made an appearance, anticipating that he would only be required backstage.
To everyone's surprise, Omega, along with Chris Jericho, entered the ring for a promotional segment featuring Big Bill and Ricky Starks, setting the stage for an AEW World Tag Team Championship match at Worlds End.
Omega's Diverticulitis Diagnosis
Immediately following that event, Omega made the prudent decision to seek medical attention.
The very next day, he found himself hospitalized, and it was then that doctors diagnosed him with diverticulitis, a condition that has now sidelined him from in-ring competition. While there has been no official confirmation regarding Omega's participation in the Worlds End match, it is widely believed that he will have to miss the event due to his health issues.
Furthermore, tentative plans to have Kenny Omega wrestle on Dynamite in Oklahoma City have been scrapped, given the severity of his condition. This unexpected turn of events has left fans and the wrestling world at large concerned for Kenny Omega's well-being.
His absence will undoubtedly be felt in AEW, and fans around the globe are sending their well wishes for his speedy recovery. As more information becomes available, the wrestling community will be eagerly awaiting updates on Omega's condition and when he might be able to make his triumphant return to the squared circle.