AEW World Champion Kenny Omega has been one of the most successful and active wrestlers in the modern pro wrestling era as he currently holds three major championship titles in three of the top wrestling companies in the world, but his success and hard work also comes with sacrifices and injuries as Dave Meltzer revealed on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Kenny Omega is hurting pretty badly these few days.
At the Double or Nothing PPV Event, Kenny Omega sliced up his hand that resulted in him needing seven stitches to close the wound. The incident occurred when Kenny Omega hit PAC with a belt shot, but the injury only happened after the fourth belt shot as the AEW Title belt is extremely sharp. The matchup saw Omega retain his AEW World Title against PAC and Orange Cassidy in a Three-Way Match.
Kenny Omega reportedly also has a deep bone bruise near his tailbone, the normal wear and tear on his knees and an athletic hernia as well as a stomach virus, which he has been suffering since last week. Meltzer added on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the AEW World Champion revealed on the Double or Nothing Fan Fest that there are days when he wakes up and walks around, thinking that it’ll be the day that he maybe decides to hang up his boots and retire because his body is feeling worse daily. It was also noted that according to Omega having real fans in the crowd makes him feel a lot better when he is performing.
Omega is set to defend his IMPACT World Title this coming Saturday at the IMPACT Against All Odds PPV Event against Moose, which is set to take place from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, the home of AEW, instead of Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennesse, which is where IMPACT Wrestling tapes from. The winner of the match will go on to defend the title at IMPACT’s Slammiversary PPV Event on July 17 against Sami Callihan.
Kenny Omega is then set to defend his AEW World Title against Jungle Boy on the Saturday, June 26 AEW Dynamite episode. Omega’s next massive championship match will then see him defend his AAA Mega Title against Andrade El Idolo at the TripleMania XXIX Event on Saturday, August 14th from the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico.
There is no word yet on the severity of Omega’s injuries and if he will require some time off to deal with his injuries, but updates will be provided as it becomes available.