“The Cleaner” Kenny Omega is recognized as one of, if not the greatest pro wrestler in the modern era and possibly even of all time. He has won championship gold in every promotion he has competed in and he was even one of the first signees in AEW as well as one of the most dominant World Champion in the history of All Elite Wrestling. Kenny Omega last competed for AEW at last November’s Full Gear Event, when he lost the AEW World Title to “Hangman” Adam Page and he has since been out of action as he has had injuries that needed to be surgically repaired and he needed to divert his attention on rehabbing those nagging injuries. Kenny Omega has been so frustrated from his plethora of injuries that he even said a little while back that if he has one more setback, then that could lead to his retirement from pro wrestling altogether.
During last week’s Fyter Fest Week 1 episode of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defended the AEW World Tag Team Championships against Team Taz’s FTW Champion “Absolute” Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs and Swerve In Our Glory (Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee) in a Triple Or Nothing Match, with Swerve and Lee walking out as the new AEW World Tag Team Champions. Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW had a major angle planned for Matt and Nick Jackson, which could have led to them losing the AEW World Tag Team Titles and the huge angle is also the reason why All Elite Wrestling is holding off on a potential rubber match between FTR’s Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood and The Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Titles.
An update was recently provided by Fightful Select that the major angle is related with Omega and his eventual return to in-ring action and there have been plans for Kenny Omega to team up with The Young Bucks as part of a Trios team for the All Out PPV on September 4th, but this hasn’t been set in stone yet and there has been no confirmation that this will be for the AEW World Trios Titles if it ends up being a Kenny Omega and Young Bucks Trios team.
There is also no word yet on a return date for Omega and this report has not been confirmed by AEW or Omega as of this writing, but this is reportedly what AEW talent and staff have been told and if this does happen, then Omega would likely need to return to action at least a few weeks before the All Out Event to build to the Trios Match with The Young Bucks, which means that Kenny Omega could be back in in-ring action some time within the next month or so.
The report also mentions that AEW was once headed in the direction of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish for the inaugural AEW World Trios Championships, but with most of them still out of action due to injury, there’s no word yet on if that is still the direction AEW is heading to as there is currently no timetable for their returns. AEW CEO Tony Khan has said in the past that Trios Titles could be introduced in the promotion sometime in the future, with a number of AEW wrestlers even publicly expressing their interest. The AEW CEO also said that AEW Trios Titles have already been created, but that he is holding off on introducing them until Omega returns so that he and the Young Bucks will be able to compete for the titles.