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    Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    As far as Omega goes, on 1/9, he signed his new contract so it is official he’s with New Japan through January 31, 2019, so he won’t be in the Royal Rumble this year (or next year), or WrestleMania, which no doubt won’t keep people from speculating on his role in those shows daily.

    Source: The Wrestling Observer
    Some good news for New Japan.

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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Good news for Omega too...he probably wouldn't be used right in WWE anyway, so he's better off staying where he is.
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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Hardly surprising news from Big Dave there with Omega announcing he's doing ALL IN in September. Not sure there's daily speculation about Omega's position either, it's usually just this post WK time/Rumble time.

    Good move for New Japan to lock him down, and an even bigger coup for The Elite that he's not leaving their crew. Does make me wonder if New Japan will ever make him IWGP Heavyweight Champion or they'll just keep him in this new position as the US Champ and the top guy in the Western market.

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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Since he is signed, I can see him beating Okada this year (Dominion maybe) and being champion for the G1 before losing to Okada at KOPW.
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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Good to hear NJPW locking in Omega for another year. I still think he has so much more to give being IWGP US Champion the possibilities are endless for him with the depth crop of talent in the promotion.

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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    Does make me wonder if New Japan will ever make him IWGP Heavyweight Champion or they'll just keep him in this new position as the US Champ and the top guy in the Western market.
    If they only have him for another year at this point then I would doubt it. If he'd committed to longer then I don't see why they wouldn't put the belt on him. At this point The Elite as a group are basically massive face stars globally and they're clearly working towards them leaving the Bullet Club and have been slow burning that one for months already; Kenny would make sense as a world champion anywhere right now. That he's only signed for one more year would suggest to me that the title never came up during negotiations because if it did I see no reason for him not to sign for longer...

    Saying all that, I'm new to Japanese wrestling and know little about business in general, so I could be entirely wrong and he could actually be looking down the barrel of a title win in the next couple of months and reign until next Wrestle Kingdom.

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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    I'm almost certain that NJPW gaijin sign yearly contracts. It's not indicative of anything IMO.


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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by RainShaker View Post
    I'm almost certain that NJPW gaijin sign yearly contracts. It's not indicative of anything IMO.
    Or two years in Michael Elgin's case.
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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by RainShaker View Post
    I'm almost certain that NJPW gaijin sign yearly contracts. It's not indicative of anything IMO.
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    Or two years in Michael Elgin's case.
    ... but you'd think they'd wanna nail the biggest name outside of the WWE down for a little longer, no?

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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    I heard the policy for yearly contracts is not the same anymore for New Japan. Maybe I heard wrong.

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    Re: Kenny Omega has signed a new contract with NJPW through January 2019

    They usually review/renew contracts on a yearly basis after Wrestle Kingdom, I'm sure. It's the same with their native roster too I think.

    It was the same deal with Omega last year btw. He was signed for another year then too.


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