WWE is touting IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega in one of their recent videos on their YouTube account. In the video below, Omega predicts victory against Cru Jones. The clip is a teaser for the Hidden Gems found in the Vault section on the WWE Network.
For those of you that don’t know, Omega was in Deep South Wrestling from 2005-2006. That was WWE’s developmental system at the time and WWE owns the footage. Since that time, he has worked for several independent promotions but he is now largely known for his amazing matches in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Omega’s stock continues to rise and he, along with The Young Bucks will be the hottest free agents in the wrestling business when their contracts expire in January. It’s unusual for WWE to acknowledge New Japan, especially since NJPW’s plan is to expand into the United States as a solid competitor to WWE but times have changed.
I am sure all of these Omega references on WWE’s social media accounts and on the network will only add fuel to the “Omega to WWE” rumors.
Check out the clip below. The video is specifically titled “Kenny Omega makes his first appearance on WWE Network.”