Kenny Omega Talks WWE Interest In Him – Although AEW has added time to Kenny Omega’s contract that was supposed to expire a few weeks ago due to time he missed after taking time off last year to heal up from injury, WWE is still interested in signing him when he’s free to talk. Omega talked about the reports that WWE is interested in him during an appearance on The Sessions.
Omega was asked if he wanted to comment on the reports during the interview.
“Sometimes, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably how you really feel. The first thing that came into my mind wasn’t a title, wasn’t some kind of accolade. I feel like whatever I can contribute to wrestling, I want to be able to help people in the next generation realize their potential as quick as possible or quicker than I was able to. If I can help give anyone advice or push them into a certain direction that can lead to something good for them, career-wise, down the road, that is where I like to see myself. I don’t feel like I have too many goals or aspirations of my own anymore,” he said.
Omega was asked whether that weighs on him mentally.
“I feel like, am I wasting my time here? Do I not even deserve my position if I’m not looking for some sort of measure of success for myself, am I being ungrateful? Those thoughts still fill my head a little bit because I felt that when I was motivated to win the G1, when I was motivated to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship or win the Match of the Year award or win Wrestler of the Year award or a random thing like ‘wouldn’t it be nice if I could win PWI 500.’ It got to a point where I was kind of creating goals to achieve, just to have something. As the checklist started to fill up, and I’m so thankful and grateful that I was able to (achieve those things), it became so much less about me and became more about ‘well, I’ve got this resume now,’ and I know that I’m breaking down and I know there are people that have 10-15 years on me and they can much easier, and with much less of a struggle, get to where I am today and maybe I can save them some mental anguish or being away from their family a couple more years if I can help them. That’s the position I feel I’m in right now.”
Kenny Omega also talked about the incident between CM Punk and The Elite and noted that the public won’t ever know what happened, but he’s glad no one got seriously injured.
“It’s a shame the general public aren’t ever going to know what went down and how it could have been prevented, how it could have ended differently. That’s how things go in a big business operation. I don’t think anyone is happy or proud that it happened or anything like that. I think across the board everyone thinks it was a terrible situation that was unnecessary.”
“Yeah, I really do (feel the atmosphere has cleared up). There was a time where, and I can understand the confusion, it’s sort of like ‘hey, we know this thing happened, we heard this thing happened it’s all over the dirt sheets, why don’t we know what happened?’ and we’re gone and we’re kind of sworn to secrecy we can’t say anything legally. So that was the poopy part where it was like ‘well why doesn’t anyone tell us what’s happening’ and then you’re forced to form your own opinions.”
“What’s important was no one was seriously injured emerging from that and I’m so thankful for that. We’ve moved on with life, I’m completely fine it doesn’t dictate what I do what I say, I’m sure The Bucks are in the same boat. I can’t speak to the other parties, hopefully they are doing well and I mean that.”
Kenny Omega Talks WWE Interest In Him