Kenny Omega discusses recent travel issues.
On Nov. 7, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported Kenny Omega was stopped trying to enter Japan. The report stated Omega had been stopped on three separate occasions trying to enter Japan ever since he left NJPW in January. The report added that someone was trying to get Omega banned from Japan for ten years. On Nov. 13, NJPW President Harold Meij denied the report.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Omega admitted NJPW had nothing to do with his issues trying to enter Japan when discussing the possibility of having to make hard decisions in AEW.
"Us as EVPs, we're wrestlers and we care about the boys and well-being of performers. At the end of the day, we don't want to mess with anything that can affect the food that someone puts on their table. I don't want to make anyone's life miserable. A lot of people I work with now are people that we like and respect and I hope that there's never a moment where I have to make a decision that would be considered evil by many. I can't see it, but I would really have to look myself in the mirror if it ever came down to that. I would hope to God that it never comes to that."
He continued, "I think that's how AEW benefits. We're tied closely to the talent and it never gets too far away. Everything is really intimate with us. We're always just a phone call or text message away. Things worked its way so far up the food chain in this New Japan fiasco where, it wasn't even people in New Japan dealing with it. It's a bunch of other people trying to make my life miserable. I don't even think people there are cognizant of this stuff happening. I don't think they're even aware. But it's grasping at straws, luckily."
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was reported that Omega would still consider working for NJPW. He previously stated his AEW contract has a clause that allows him to work for NJPW. It is unknown if or when Omega will return to NJPW.
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