Back in February 2019, Kenny Omega announced he had signed with All Elite Wrestling and would serve as one of the young promotion's Executive Vice Presidents alongside Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson and Cody Rhodes.
Despite signing with AEW, The Cleaner revealed during a recent interview with The Natural Aristocrat that he still planned to compete at the G1 Supercard in April 2019 but was told by New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring Of Honor that they didn't want any AEW talent on the card.
No wrestlers from AEW competed on the show and the pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden was main evented by Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Kenny said: "Oh, we all thought I was going to be there! Even though I'd already been involved with the AEW project at that point and everyone knew my intentions of going there… It was always my hope that I could still be a part of that show. But you know, things happen. It was just a preference that there was no one from AEW to represent on that card.
"But I was always ready, willing, and able. I still feel that it's a shame that it couldn't have happened because there was nothing on my end that had caused that to happen. But I understand there's not just a service to the fans but there's a very unknown business side to everything we do. I'd call about to happen. Whether it be in wrestling or fear of working any kind of job. There's a hierarchy and there's stuff that happens behind closed doors that no one ever hears about or talks about. And those decisions were made without my involvement, and it was decided I wouldn't be on the show.
"Again, I still apologise to fans because of that and it is a shame because I would have loved to show people something special from New Japan in one of the world's most famous arenas."