While rumors surrounding his contract status fly. NJPW main eventer Kenny Omega elaborated on his break from the company following his instant classic battle with Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 11.
Omega issued a statement to Tokyo Sports, as translated by Chris Charlton.
"As hard as I trained, as hard as I prepared, I lost. Something's missing and until I figure out what, I can't wrestle. I'm just not motivated now.
I don't have the confidence to guaranee victory, so I don't have a problem with Suzuki-gun challenging next.
I won't do Fantasticmania, and it's possible I may miss New Beginning as well while I form a concrete plan of what to do next. I devoted all of 2016 to taking the belt at the Dome. That not coming true means I have to rethink everything."
Omega also addressed rumors started in relation to John Cena's Instagram posts, which have featured photos and references to Omega.
“John Cena is one of the great WWE talents that I respect most,” said Omega to Sports Illustrated. “If I were to end up there, working with someone of his caliber would certainly be a goal and jive with my mission of changing wrestling. I’m glad to be on his radar, but I haven’t made any decisions regarding my future yet.”
There are conflicting reports as to when Omega's contract expires, with some saying it's up on January 31, while others claim it's been extended for a year. At the very least, we've been told his deal originally ended January 31, as reported by Wrestling Observer.