For a long time now it has been speculated on that Kenny Omega’s journey in wrestling will inevitably see him within the ranks of WWE at some point. Omega himself has expressed doubts in the past, saying that he would like to do it but also has much still to do with New Japan Pro Wrestling and fears that his style may not be one capable of sustaining in WWE.
Even now there is still much talk among fans and most likely backstage in WWE about the possibility, with Twitter account @WrestleVotes hosting a Q&A recently that showed the fan interest is still strong. When asked about the possibility of it happening this year by a fan, WrestleVotes seemed quite confident.
Yes. If he doesn’t sign, it won’t be WWE’s fault. Full court press coming.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 2, 2018
You may also remember the WWE’s post regarding the New Day doing Battle with Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks at E3 this year, much to Kenny’s surprise.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer when last asked about the backstage side of things and whether he thought big money deals were being put into place to secure not only Omega but possibly the Young Bucks aswell, elaborated that WWE sticks to its pay structure and isn’t into making big money deals, and that for some joining the company that would mean taking a pay cut, his example being James Storm joining NXT for a reported $60,000 p/yr deal vs. his salary of $150,000 with TNA, now Impact.
I’m sure that if a deal is on the horizon when the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion is contractually available, the right offer would be made, however at this point with Kenny embroiled in various storyline plots in NJPW, Ring of Honor and Being The Elite YouTube series, only time will tell.