Kenny Omega Leaving NJPW, Expected To Sign With WWE Or AEW


It looks like Kenny Omega and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are parting ways.

Tokyo Sports out of Japan reported a new article this weekend noting that Omega will be taking time away from NJPW following his loss to Hiroshi Tanahashi at the recent Wrestle Kingdom 13 event at the Tokyo Dome.

Additionally, the article goes on to speculate that Omega will be making the move to either All Elite Wrestling (AEW) or World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

"There is no real place for me to fit, so it’s best for me not to be in (NJPW)," Omega was quoted saying. "I can’t be there working under Tanahashi. I don’t think he’s surpassed me, don’t think he’s better. If we can, I want to face him again. But I need time away, and not just from New Japan."