With a big story cooking up for Kenny Omega on AEW, what’s the latest in contract talks when it comes to him and The Young Bucks?
Fans are taking a close look at what goes on behind the scenes these days at AEW. With the news that CM Punk is imminently slated to return and that stars like Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks may have expiring contracts soon, wrestling promotion loyalists are eager to find out if their favorite stars are going or come. According to a recent report, there is no news on The Elite yet.
According to a report from Dave Meltzer, there has been no progress in talks between AEW’s Tony Khan and three of its biggest and most important talents. Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “there hasn’t been any movement lately” on signing new deals with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. He adds that it is also not known why these agreements have not materialized. All that is known is that AEW has yet to secure The Elite with new long-term contracts.
While the exact details on when each respective wrestler will see their AEW contract expire, recent reports suggest that Omega’s deal with the promotion was set to expire in February 2023, but that time was added due to an injury that kept him out of action in between. November. 2021 and August 2022. He’s back now and just had a huge cag match with Jon Moxley on Dynamite where Don Callis took on Omega, his old friend. Clearly, there’s still enough time left in the deal with him to create a pretty big story around his character.
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Omega hasn’t been shy about talking about his career and possible retirement. The Young Bucks have also spoken publicly about being on WWE’s radar in the past and why they choose to sign where they do. Both have noted interest in considering WWE before their careers are over.