One of NJPW’s top stars, Kenny Omega, was interviewed by Sports Illustrated. Omega stated that the treatment of the New Day, as individuals, is what keeps him from joining the company.
When I see Big E, I clearly see someone who could be world champion. This guy is on another level. Kofi is one of those guys who is good in all situations and can challenge for all titles, and Xavier is another great athlete who is talented in the ring and confident on the mic.”
It’s things like that that really make me think twice about what I would be getting into if I eventually do go there.
Omega isn’t alone in thinking that Big E and Kofi could be in better spots, as far as their singles careers go. Kofi was near a breakthrough in 2009 that got shut down quickly, and Big E, while extremely talented, never found his niche on the main roster before joining the New Day.
It’s possible that Omega might not get used correctly by the WWE. It wouldn’t be the first time that the company had a great talent and heavily misused them. Cruiserweight stars like Neville and Austin Aries come to mind, both of whom were seen as massively underutilized during their time in WWE.