Kenny Omega had some interesting comments while accepting his Tokyo Sports award for 2018 Match of the Year.
Omega's bout with Kazuchika Okada at Dominion was named Match of the Year in the annual Tokyo Sports awards. The ceremony was held earlier this week and during his acceptance speech, Omega said, "I don't want to say sad things... I may not be able to step up this stage next year. I think that I will show you the best bout on a larger scale by going more active in the world. So I think that this pro-wrestling grand prize will be the last one for now. Someday I'd like to take the best bout again, even become the MVP. But until that day we meet again, Goodbye & Good Night.”
When asked about his future in wrestling, Omega went on to say, “I can't tell you about my future schedule. As for AEW, I wish them good luck. Keep it up, it's going to be amazing. I am interested, of course, because it's a group of friends. Since I am a friend, I have no choice but to support them.”
The future of Kenny Omega has been a hot topic for months now. Following his loss to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13, Omega told Tokyo Sports that he would be leaving NJPW. He was reportedly given a "fantastic offer" by WWE.
However, during an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho may have accidentally revealed Omega would be signing with AEW. A recent episode of Being The Elite heavily teased that Omega would be signing with the promotion.
Omega's contract with NJPW is set to expire this month.