Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega was expected to wrestle at the G1 Supercard event in New York City’s Madison Square Garden during WrestleMania 35 weekend. That didn’t happen as he signed with AEW.
Omega recently spoke with POST Wrestling to promote his new documentary, Omega Man: A Wrestling Love Story and during the interview, Omega talked about why he didn’t perform at the event.
“I would very much love to be a part of everything, not only [the G1 Climax in Dallas, Texas], but the Madison Square Garden show, the G1, all of those things, but then I’m burning the candle at both ends,” Omega admitted. “And on top of that, sometimes, there may be a conflict of interest. I mean, I could go there, but there are all these storylines in place and I think New Japan, with how they book so longterm, they have a direction and a plan and knowing that we have our hands completely full, overly full, with what we have to do – it’s a huge undertaking – it’s probably best that we focus on our own things for now and just know that on both sides, the door is mutually open.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription