Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and “Hangman” Adam Page (together known as The Elite) recently signed new multi-year deals with AEW. Their contracts were coming up soon and they were considering WWE as an option.
The Elite decided to stick together whether it was in AEW or WWE.
WWE was also interested in signing The Elite, especially Omega, and reportedly had big plans for him.
The Wrestling Observer reports that one person with knowledge of WWE’s interest in Omega noted that WWE wanted him to be a top talent in the company along with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar.
However, WWE believed that Rollins would be the right choice for the role of the best in-ring wrestler in the company and not Omega because of long-term physical durability. They thought Rollins would have more time in that role than Omega would have.
The Cleaner had the following to say about re-signing with AEW:
“I was careful to weigh out all options and was open minded to all possibilities. I’m here to help whomever I can while I’m still around.
Up to this point, I’ve made the choice to sacrifice everything in the name of pro wrestling. I can’t say that family or my kids influenced the decision to stay with AEW – I’m not married and without kids – but what I can say is that I’m incredibly proud of my match catalog and the wonderful people I’ve met and continue to meet.
AEW not only allows me to continue doing what I do at a high level, but allows the freedom to pursue some other passions I have in life – which, after nearly 25 years in the ring, have become more and more important to me.”
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