Kenny Omega is tired of rehabbing for injuries.
AEW superstar Kenny Omega has declared he will quit wrestling if he suffers another major injury setback. The former AEW World Champion has been out since last year’s Full Gear as he recovers from multiple injuries, including shoulder and knee problems, a hernia, plus more.
There was hope he could be back in time for Forbidden Door, but that wasn’t the case and there’s still no word on when he might return.
Omega appeared on the CEO Gaming channel on popular platform Twitch and would update fans on his injury. He said he will call curtains on his wrestling career should he suffer another big injury as he isn’t prepared to go through the rehab and the uncertainty that comes with trying to get back in the ring.
The Cleaner also inferred that people aren’t aware of how difficult it is for athletes to come back from major injuries, also revealing he’s on the end of ridicule on a daily basis.
“If I get another major setback, that’s it. That’s it, I’m done, I can’t do this ever again,” he said in quotes transcribed by Fightful. “Two times, three times a day, really painful rehab, not even knowing what it’s going to be like when I get back in the ring. I have no clue. It’s scary, actually.
“You see people, they come back to the ring and you’re just happy to see them back. There is a different kind of expectation put on me, and I think that anything less than what they are expecting, which is already unrealistic, is going to lead to a lot of ridicule, which is what I get every day anyway. You can probably understand and imagine how difficult it is, struggling twice, three times a day, trying to get things to work that maybe never worked before, and trying to re-route things in your brain to get around the things that aren’t going heal.
“People think, ‘Kenny is hurt, he took time off,’ snap your fingers, I come back and I’m 100%. Life doesn’t work that way. Bodies don’t work that way. Athletes don’t work that way. It’s very difficult to formulate a plan and to execute it. We’ll see how I do.”