Major Update On Kenny Omega's Injury Status After AEW Title Match: Report

By Jason Hall

November 16, 2021

Photo: Courtesy of All Elite Wrestling

Former All Elite Wrestling World Champion Kenny Omega will be medically evaluated for multiple injuries this week to determine his in-ring status, according to Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer.

Meltzer revealed Omega has been dealing with various injuries for months prior to his title match loss to 'Hangman' Adam Page at AEW's Full Gear pay-per-view event last Saturday (November 13).

The evaluation will reportedly determine whether Omega -- who held the AEW World Championship for a record 346 days, initially winning the title at last year's Full Gear event -- will take a break from in-ring competition.

Meltzer reports that Omega was considering taking time off due to his various injuries, but opted to complete his storyline with Page, his former tag-team partner, to culminate the angle with the title change last Saturday.

A video shared by YouTube chiropractor and wrestling fan Dr. Beau Hightower, showed Omega getting an "insane chiropractic adjustment" and included the AEW star admitting to dealing with "bad" vertigo since 2018.

Omega has competed in 32 matches in 2021, most of which were for AEW, but also several for IMPACT Wrestling and Lucha Libre AAA, having simultaneously held both promotion's world championships during his AEW World Championship reign, according to the Wrestling Observer.

Last year, Omega competed in 34 total matches.

In September, Omega was named the No. 1 ranked wrestler by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as part of its annual 'PWI 500' list.

The Winnipeg native had previously ranked No. 1 on the 'PWI 500' list in 2018 after winning the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship while competing primarily for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Wednesday's episode of AEW's flagship show, Dynamite, will air live from Norfolk, Virginia and include the homecoming for Page, a native of Halifax, during his first televised appearance as champion since winning the title at Full Gear.

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