Kenny Omega lost his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13. He then officially announced his departure from NJPW.
There were reports that Kenny received a lucrative offer from WWE, but he apparently turned them down. There is also the chance of him going to All Elite Wrestling, though it is unconfirmed at this point.
WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan spoke to Sports Illustrated recently, where he addressed the idea of Kenny Omega never coming to WWE. Here is what he said:
“It’s tough to go your whole life without eating at McDonald’s or riding in a Chevrolet. If you don’t touch on the WWE, the story’s not complete. But maybe Kenny could be the exception.”
“I fell in love with Japan in 1978. Times were different back then, there were no cell phones or internet. There was no cross-promotion of social media platforms, and you couldn’t watch my matches in Tokyo or Fukuoka or Osaka like you can now. I wasn’t married until December of ’83, and I hadn’t started a family yet, so in ’78 I was over there running hard.”
WWE had reportedly done all they could in order to get Kenny Omega, but that might have proved unsuccessful. So it is a matter of waiting to see what happens to Kenny at this point.