NJPW President Harold Meij Denies Rumor NJPW Tried To Keep Kenny Omega Out Of Japan

NJPW President responds to claims.

In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported Kenny Omega was stopped trying to enter Japan to work a DDT show. Meltzer reported this is the third time Omega has been stopped trying to enter Japan since leaving New Japan at the beginning of 2019. Meltzer went on to say "there was an attempt to get him banned from going to Japan for ten years" and that Omega was very bitter about New Japan.

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Omega hinted that the story could be worse than reported, tweeting, "One day I’m gonna have a lot of wild stories to tell about my 2019 that a lot of people won’t want to believe. But the truth is actually way worse than what’s been rumored and/or reported."

Taking to the NJPW website, NJPW President Harold Meij responded to the report, writing, "By the way, a few days ago, there were some unbelievable rumors that New Japan Pro-Wrestling tried to prevent Kenny Omega from entering Japan, but there was no reason why a company could not do that. I don't want to do that.

"I thought it would be through because it was a rumors spread from somebody's speculation, but I mentioned that it was important to tell the fact by denying it once. Kenny Omega has made a great contribution to the New Japan Pro Wrestling, and I wish him success."

Omega has a clause in his AEW contract that allows him to work NJPW dates. However, he has yet to return to NJPW since losing the IWGP Heavyweight Title to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13.

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