Kenny Omega Says AEW Encourages Talent To Take Indie Bookings And Japan Tours

Kenny Omega talks about keeping AEW talent fresh.

With only three hours of programming each week and no live events on the schedule, it's tough for everyone on the AEW roster to get ring time. While NJPW has the Dojo to train wrestlers and WWE has the Performance Center, AEW doesn't have a dedicated training facility to help keep wrestlers sharp. As such, Co-Executive Vice President Kenny Omega says AEW encourages talent to work non-AEW dates to make sure they don't get too cold.

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"We've always wanted to motivate people outside of AEW to find ways to get that ring time," Omega told Wrestling Observer Radio. "We have not shut the door on any outside bookings. We always encourage talent -- if you have a home promotion or want to do a Japan tour, please do it. That's the one thing we don't have right now, and I wish we did. We don't have anything like a Dojo or Performance Center, and it's kind of hurting us because there are people who would benefit greatly from just having more ring time. I'm sure that'll change in the future. It's a worry for me, not in the immediate future, for people we're trying to develop."

In a recent Twitter Q&A session, Cody mentioned that AEW talent will train at The Power Factory in Norcross, Georgia. The facility is owned by AEW talent QT Marshall and Glacier.

Elsewhere during the interview, Kenny addressed the criticism fans have about the AEW women's division. You can view his comments by clicking here.

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