The AEW world champion has been suspended following a violent backstage altercation between five wrestlers and wrestling executives on August 23rd. Kenny Omega was involved in the incident with CM Punk and the Young Bucks along with rival wrestlers, Ace Steel and Tony Khan who suspended the wrestlers indefinitely. The fight broke down during an All Out press conference where Punk mocked their leadership abilities, leading to physical confrontation.
As the third-party investigation continues, the suspensions of the men who tried to separate the brawlers have been lifted while others who actually fought remain away from work. While Punk and Steel have stayed quiet, Omega and the Bucks have remained active on social media. They recently traveled to Japan for a game show and many assumed that this was an indication that due to the Best Bout Machine being in good standing with AEW. However, Omega does in fact remain suspended.
In his wrestling podcast, WWE legend Kenan Thompson revealed that Chris Jericho would be headlining the Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide’s TripleManía XXX: Mexico City event on May 19th. However, he must compete in a match right now due to his suspension.
“Omega was gonna headline Triplemania and [AEW] won’t let him go,” Konnan said.
Kennan mentions that this was Christopher Daniels, the head of talent relations for both Omega and AEW.
Omega has worked with AAA many times in the past and holds an impressive title as the company’s longest reigning champion. He captured that title in October 2019 and held it for 765 days before being forced to vacate it due to injury. Omega last competed for a Triplemanía in 2021, defeating Andrade El Idolo to retain the Mega Championship.
It is unclear if Omega will still be suspended by October 15th, since the suspension date has not been announced yet. It is possible that his suspension is lifted before then, but AEW won’t want him appearing in another promotion before he returns to AEW programming. The Young Bucks and Omega might have to wait a little longer for their return until all three members of The Elite are cleared.