Konnan: Kenny Omega Couldn’t Commit To AAA TripleMania Because He Was Still Negotiating With AEW

Konnan comments on the exclusion of Kenny Omega from AAA TripleMania.

TripleMania season is upon the horizon for fans of AAA and Lucha Libre. The first TripleMania event is set to take place in Monterrey on Sunday, April 16, while the other two events will take place on July 15 and August 12 later this year.

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On April 10, the full card was revealed was revealed for night one of TripleMania XXXI. Notably, the show is set to be headlined by AAA Mega Championship between current champion El Hijo Del Vikingo and challengers Komander, Rich Swann, and Swerve Strickland.

Many fans were quick to point out a big exclusion from the TripleMania card in Kenny Omega, who competed at TripleMania XXVII in 2019, XXVIII in 2020, and XXIX in 2021.

In a new interview with Nick Hausman, AAA booker Konnan said that they tried to get Omega on the card for TripleMania, but IWGP United States Champion didn't want to commit to the show due to the fact he was still negotiating a new contract with All Elite Wrestling

“Well originally, we were gonna bring in [Kenny] Omega, but he was still negotiating with AEW and he wasn’t sure if he was gonna stay or not. So, we couldn’t commit. He didn’t want to commit [to our show] until he signed, so that was out the window. After that, we asked for a couple people from AEW, they weren’t available and then we asked for another guy and he was hurt, and so basically [who we ended up getting] is Swerve [Strickland], who I have no problem with because he may not have the name value of other people, but he’s an incredible wrestler. I was with him in Lucha Underground.”

Konnan was then asked if he had heard anything new regarding Omega re-signing with the promotion.

“I’m assuming [he re-signed]. I never really asked him, but there are plans for him in the future so I’m thinking he already signed, you know? He wasn’t sure if he was gonna stay and WWE was talking with him, so we couldn’t get him to commit.”

Omega hasn't been seen on AEW programming since he was attacked by a returning Bryan Danielson and the Blackpool Combat Club on the March 29 episode of AEW Dynamite. Fans can learn more here.

Furthermore, Omega recently narrated a hype video for the Winnipeg Jets. Fans can see that video by clicking here.

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