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AEW announces Kenny Omega vs. Joey Janela for Dynamite

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Kenny Omega will face Joey Janela in an anything goes AEW World title eliminator match on Wednesday's edition of Dynamite. The promotion made the announcement Friday evening on social media

In a video shot from the perspective of a paparazzo hounding the champ at the airport, Omega addressed Janela directly, calling him "the one blemish on [Omega's] record." 

Janela was set to take on Omega in the first round of the AEW World title eliminator tournament. Janela was pulled from the first round match due to contact tracing. Janela's tag partner Sonny Kiss served as a substitute and was defeated in seconds after a v-trigger and One-Winged-Angel. Omega would go on to win the entire tournament, beating Hangman Page in the finals at Full Gear on November 7th. 

Omega made mention of Kiss in his challenge to Janela, encouraging Kiss to appear at ringside. Omega said that Don Callis would be by his side and that if Janela was worried about Omega using a microphone as a weapon, they should just go ahead and make it a hardcore match where anything goes. 

Omega said that if Janela beats him, he will give Janela a title shot. 

Here is the lineup announced so far for Dynamite: 

  • AEW World title eliminator: Kenny Omega (w/Don Callis) vs. Joey Janela (w/Sonny Kiss)
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Angelico
  • Hangman Page, Alex Reynolds & John Silver vs. Matt Hardy & Private Party
  • SCU vs. The Acclaimed
  • Serena Deeb & Big Swole vs. Ivelisse & Diamante
  • Chris Jericho, MJF, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager & Wardlow vs. Top Flight, Varsity Blondes, Brandon Cutler & Best Friends