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Figure Four Weekly: Kenny Omega signs with AEW


While it had become expected leading into the announcement, that doesn't make Kenny Omega joining All Elite Wrestling any less of a vital move for the start-up company.

Omega signing with AEW was confirmed at last week's Double or Nothing ticket announcement party in Las Vegas. Omega signed a four-year deal that allows him to still wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling if he wants to (and if NJPW will have him). And in addition to his in-ring role, Omega will serve alongside Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks as an executive vice president of the promotion.

Omega's match for May's Double or Nothing event was also confirmed after an angle at the ticket party. As Omega was speaking about how he thinks AEW can change the professional wrestling world, he was interrupted by Chris Jericho. They went face-to-face and had a pull-apart brawl, with the angle setting up a rematch to their Wrestle Kingdom 12 bout for Double or Nothing.

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