Former NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega is officially an unrestricted free agent as of today.
Omega’s NJPW contract expired on 2/2, and he is not expected to re-sign with the company after losing the title to Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13.
While recent reports have indicated WWE made a massive deal offer to Omega, he is expected to turn the offer down, if he has not already, in favor of signing with All Elite Wrestling.
On last week’s episode of Being The Elite, a countdown clock, similar to the one used in the episodes of the show before AEW was officially announced, appeared on Kenny Omega’s phone, and it was a countdown to the expiration of his NJPW contract. The segment of the show was interpreted by most people as a sign Omega was on his way to AEW, and with him now a free agent, he is fully able to appear at the Double Or Nothing ticket announcement party taking place next week in Las Vegas.