WWE News: Kenny Omega reveals he was in talks with WWE
NJPW star Kenny Omega was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated where he talked about various things including the rumors of him being in talks with the WWE about joining NXT. Below are some of the highlights from the interview:
Being one of the most prominent NJPW stars since the departure of AJ Styles, Kenny has been rumored to join WWE in near future. So he was asked if he is in talks with the company in any capacity to which he replied:
"I have spoken with the heads at NXT, and they've all said, 'If you want to come down, let us know–the second your visa is in place, you're on TV the next week. I thought that was really cool of them to say and I appreciate they recognize that I'd add some value to their product, so I always kept that in my mind as an option. But this is going back to my Deep South days–I still haven't quite shown them what I can do on my own, and that's what I think this year is going to do for me."
Omega also talked about WWE signing Shinsuke Nakamura saying that it was a big insult for the Japanese legend to debut at NXT TakeOver instead of WrestleMania:
"I certainly think it is. A lot of people heard the reaction that AJ received when he came out of nowhere at the Royal Rumble – if Nakamura debuted at WrestleMania, knowing that fans in that crowd travel from around the globe for that weekend, Nakamura's reaction would have dwarfed AJ's. That's not saying Nakamura is better than AJ, but that atmosphere is built for someone who eats it up like Nakamura."