Kenny Omega is one of New Japan Pro Wrestling's (NJPW) most prized commodities, and it looks like they're going to retain him for another year.
Omega has been through this situation before, as last year when his contract with NJPW was drawing to a close many within the organization feared that he'd be drawn to the WWE like so many before him.
That wasn't the case, however, as "The Cleaner" ultimately opted to stay put in Japan. He currently reigns as the IWGP United States Champion and is approaching a massive one-on-one match with Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January.
Omega's current NJPW deal is set to expire on January 31, 2018, but the difference this year is that nobody seems to be worried that he'll leave Japan. Per a report from Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there's very little talk of a potential WWE move for Omega next year.
"The Cleaner's" new expected deal with NJPW will raise his pay considerably and will give him a lot more authority when it comes to storylines he's involved in. The confidence that Japan will retain Omega is so high that he's already being promoted for events past his contract expiration date.
Ring Of Honor (ROH) currently has Omega promoted for its Ring Of Honor Supercard of Honor event on April 7th, an event that he is expected to headline. Officials are comfortable announcing Omega for future shows because of how confident they are in him staying as opposed to last year.
Omega is expected to be a huge part of NJPW's plans in 2018, and he made his desires clear in a recent interview with Tokyo Sports when he said "I'm staying in New Japan 100 percent. This is where wrestlers can be themselves and fight for themselves. I want to show how great a place it is."
It's certainly a pleasure to see Omega compete inside the squared circle regardless of what promotion it's for, but fans can't deny it'd be intriguing to see how he'd be used in WWE and how successful he can really be.
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