Rocky Romero has detailed AEW EVP Kenny Omega’s role in facilitating the working relationship between NJPW and AEW.
In February, KENTA kicked the Forbidden Door open, attacking Jon Moxley, ahead of their IWGP US Championship bout. The following week, the Japanese star teamed with Kenny Omega to do battle with Jon Moxley & Lance Archer.
Speaking on The Battleground Podcast, Rocky Romero explained that Omega contacting NJPW was a big step in the right direction for the two companies working together. Recalling NJPW having issues with Omega after he left to join AEW, Romero said:
It kind of started with (Chris) Jericho (AEW/NJPW crossover), obviously (Jon) Moxley being a guy who’s important to both companies and Moxley always wanting to do something and kind of being that main focal point because obviously, he wasn’t really mixed up into the drama of what was going on between AEW and New Japan and wrestlers, whatever and then the third big component I feel like besides Tony (Khan) was obviously Kenny (Omega).
“Kenny being a part of it and kind of Kenny — Kenny was one of the ones who reached out first and just said, ‘Hey, I know Moxley and KENTA have this thing and I’m doing this…’ Obviously he had a big rivalry with Moxley as well so you know, Moxley being the focal point… so you know, obviously Kenny and New Japan had their issues as he left New Japan to join AEW and I think — so that was a big step in the right direction and obviously Kenny is incredible at what he does.
“He’s literally one of the best, he’s a true pro and obviously to see the grand picture, he was the one that kind of who helped facilitate that amongst, I guess, probably at least the EVPs, you know?
Also in the interview, Romero confirmed that WWE and NJPW were in talks about a potential partnership earlier this year.
A top NJPW faction now has a wing in AEW. Ahead of the November 10 episode of Dynamite, Romero invited the Best Friends to join CHAOS.AEW’s Eddie Kingston and Christopher Daniels are also set to appear at NJPW STRONG Nemesis in December.
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