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Kenny Omega not wrestling at New Japan Resurgence in Los Angeles


Despite rumors to the contrary, AEW, Impact and AAA World Champion Kenny Omega will not be wrestling at New Japan Resurgence in Los Angeles, CA, on August 14th.

Dave Meltzer said on Sunday's Wrestling Observer Radio that he was told "adamantly" by several people that Omega won't be there and that Omega knows nothing about it either.

The rumor started as Don Callis reportedly did a promo during Sunday's Impact Wrestling TV tapings that the promotion wanted Omega to defend the title on that show. However, it's believed some misheard it as Impact has an upcoming show called Emergence instead.

Omega hasn't been in New Japan since Wrestle Kingdom 13 in January 2019 when he lost the IWGP title to Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Omega defended the Impact title Saturday at Slammiversary by defeating Sami Callihan in a no DQ match. Following the match, New Japan NEVER Openweight Champion Jay White came out on the stage and stared down Omega to close the pay-per-view.

As Omega and the Good Brothers motioned for White to join them, someone came running down the ring as the show went off the air. It was later reported it was the returning FinJuice who attacked White but White laid out Juice Robinson and escaped. White will defend the title against David Finlay at the Los Angeles show.