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Kenny Omega: I'm Done If I Have Another Major Setback

Will Kenny Omega come back?

Kenny Omega has thrown his in-ring future into doubt after saying he's "done" if he suffers another major setback in his recovery from several injuries. 

Omega said during a CEO Gaming Twitch stream: "If I get another major setback, that's it. That's it, I'm done, I can't do this ever again. 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 to 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."

The Best Bout Machine has been out of action since dropping the AEW World Title to Hangman Page at Full Gear in November 2021. Omega has since had hernia and arthroscopic knee surgery and he is continuing to rehab other issues he has been dealing with in recent years. 

H/T to Fightful

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