When the event first went on sale, many fans expected to see former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega wrestle at this show. That didn’t happen as he signed with AEW.
It turns out that Omega could’ve worked the show. Omega recently spoke with POST Wrestling to promote his new documentary, Omega Man: A Wrestling Love Story. During the interview, Omega shared that he could have performed at the event but decided not to do so.
“I would very much love to be a part of everything, not only [the G1 Climax in Dallas, Texas], but the Madison Square Garden show, the G1, all of those things, but then I’m burning the candle at both ends,” Omega admitted. “And on top of that, sometimes, there may be a conflict of interest. I mean, I could go there, but there are all these storylines in place and I think New Japan, with how they book so longterm, they have a direction and a plan and knowing that we have our hands completely full, overly full, with what we have to do – it’s a huge undertaking – it’s probably best that we focus on our own things for now and just know that on both sides, the door is mutually open.”
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription