Tony Khan Provides Injury Update On Kenny Omega

1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor

Tony Khan Provides Injury Update On Kenny Omega

AEW President Tony Khan has provided an update on Kenny Omega, who is currently recovering from multiple surgeries.

Kenny Omega last wrestled at Full Gear 2021. The former AEW World Champion stepped away from the ring to undergo surgeries for a number of injuries he was wrestling through last year.

Speaking with PWInsider, Khan stated that Omega is still recovering from his ‘significant injuries’, but is expected to return as an in-ring talent this year. Noting that it still feels bizarre when Omega isn’t backstage, Khan said:

“We miss Kenny Omega greatly. He’s one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and was a dominant champion in AEW for almost a year. And I personally miss Kenny Omega being around very much. He’s healing from a bunch of injuries, significant injuries. And he wrestled through all of that and had some of the best matches in the history of the company while he was really beat up.

“He really cares a lot about wrestling and he worked his ass off to fill up and make his matches great even when he was in a ton of pain and could barely get through it and now it’s time for him to rehabilitate and heal and he’s going to come back stronger, and comeback, I hope as good or even better than ever. I really believe the stuff he did while he was physically limited was so impressive. I think he was absolutely the wrestler of the year for 2021. And I’m very excited for Kenny Omega’s return in 2022. It’ll be a long time coming and we’d be excited to have him back.”

“He was coming in with major injuries and then he worked a really hard schedule here in AEW too. Even though we don’t wrestle every day it’s really for the average wrestler. I think it is the best schedule you could get coming in once a week. He was doing really grueling matches every week.

“He put himself out there for the fans and then through the pandemic, he never took any time off, and for a long time, there were like five people in the history of the company that had never missed a show and until late last year he was one of the five. Kenny omega has never missed anything until late last year and it was kind of bizarre when he wasn’t there. And it’s still bizarre when he’s not around. So he’s been so dedicated. And even when he was physically beat up mentally, he was able to put together so many great matches during his title reign and before that, one half of the tag team champions.”

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