Kenny Omega: I’m Returning To New Japan As An Ambassador Of AEW

Kenny Omega is on his way back to NJPW.

Kenny Omega has not competed in NJPW since Wrestle Kingdom 13. But, at Wrestle Kingdom 17, he’s coming back to battle Will Ospreay. Recently, Kenny sat down to speak with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated where Omega discussed his return to NJPW.

I’m returning to New Japan as an ambassador of AEW, I’m returning to New Japan as an ambassador of pro wrestling. I’m also returning home. I left to start this new, exciting opportunity, but it’s still home. Now the things Will can do are things I cannot. He’s an athletic phenom. But as finely tuned as he is physically, he still hasn’t doesn’t have the knowledge or experience. I pushed my own physical boundaries in All Japan and DDT, but that’s not what I’m known for. My mind is my greatest asset, not my athleticism. That’s what’s allowed [Hiroshi] Tanahashi to have such a long and flavorful career. I needed someone to take my place in New Japan, I wanted someone to take my place–and it was Will, Jay [White], and [Kota] Ibushi. Will is the only one to have a problem with that. I had to speak in Japanese to remind him that he doesn’t have home court advantage. This is still my home.

– Kenny Omega via Sports Illustrated

It’s all going down in 2023.

H/T Fightful

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