Earlier this month we noted that an HBO documentary was allegedly in the works and it would be centered around New Japan Pro Wrestling star Kenny Omega. Toronto musician Joseph Shabson revealed the news during an appearance on the “Kreative Kontrol” podcast. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as HBO is no stranger to producing documentaries on professional wrestlers. HBO, WWE, JMH Films and Ringer Films all recently produced a documentary on WWE Hall Of Famer Andre The Giant.
Omega recently did an interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling to hype his match with Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13. Omega will be defending his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tanahashi from the Tokyo Dome on January 4th. During the interview, Omega was asked about the HBO documentary. It was noted by Omega that the documentary is actually being produced by the HBO Canada team, which is a different team than those who worked on Andre The Giant’s documentary.
He also revealed that the documentary is expected to air on HBO Canada and TSN in February or March of 2019. Omega said that he originally wanted the documentary to be released in October, but the production takes time, thus the reason for the early 2019 release:
“I have not seen the program content yet. So, what kind of feeling will it be? It is quite nervous. Actually I wanted to broadcast it in October, but it takes time and the broadcast will be in February or March of next year.”
There’s currently no news on if or how fans in the United States would be able to watch the documentary, but we’ll let you know as soon as more information becomes available.