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3 Reasons the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega should sign with WWE and 3 reasons why they won't

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The world is waiting to see what the Elite will do once 2018 ends.
The world is waiting to see what the Elite will do once 2018 ends.

The hottest free agents come January 2019 are the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, better known at the Elite.

They've been key pieces in New Japan Pro Wrestling and for the Young Bucks, Ring of Honor as well.

All three have deals with NJPW and ROH that expire once the year turns from 2018 to 2019.

WWE clearly values top wrestlers from other promotions, otherwise they wouldn't have signed AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Adam Cole and Ricochet.

WWE has already offered 'main-event money' to the Elite in the past with no success in procuring their talents.

Whatever happens in January, the Elite's decision will have a ripple effect throughout the industry.

The main question is just a matter of how big the ripple will be.If they sign with WWE, it will be huge. If they stay in NJPW/ROH it will be the status quo.If they don't sign with either, it will be historic.

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There are clearly reasons for the Elite both signing with the WWE and not signing with the company.


Should: They have done everything they can in NJPW/ROH

That's a lot of gold in the ring.
That's a lot of gold in the ring.

That picture above says a lot.

While Kenny Omega is 'only' in his first reign as IWGP Heavyweight Championship, he's attained the biggest goal in NJPW - winning that title.

While he might want to be the longest-reigning champion or have a record-setting amount of reigns, he would likely have to stay with NJPW for at least another two years to accomplish either feat.

He's elevated himself as the wrestler in NJPW most recognized by those outside of Japan, and he's extremely popular there as well.

He was the first IWGP United States Champion. He's won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title.

He wanted to have a singles' match with his friend, Kota Ibushi and while it wasn't one on one, he did defend the title against both Ibushi and Cody at King of Pro Wrestling.

There really isn't much left for him to do in the company.

As for the Young Bucks, unless they branch out into singles action (which would be foolish), they've accomplished as much as they can in the NJPW Tag Division.

They've won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag titles seven times and the IWGP Tag Team titles once.

They've also held the Never Openweight Six-Man Championships three times, once with Marty Scurll and twice with Omega.

In ROH, they are three-time tag team champs and two-time ROH Six-Man Tag Team champions (once with Cody, once with Adam Page).

They really don't have much else to prove in either promotion, so the next logical progression would be to sign with the biggest pro wrestling company in the world.

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