WWE is on a hot streak in terms of big signings as evidenced by the full-time deal they closed with UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, who made an appearance at Sunday’s Royal Rumble event.
Now, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, WWE is turning their attention to two of professional wrestling’s biggest names.
Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi.
Omega’s one-year deals with NJPW provide room for the global phenom to not stay locked down in one place for far too long.
However, there is a thinking that Omega’s run in Japan is coming to an end at some point in the near future.
On the final night of the 2-day New Beginning in Sapporo event, Cody Rhodes attacked Kenny Omega to kickstart a rivalry which has been building for months and signaling a big shift in a prominent storyline.
Omega’s one-time partner, Kota Ibushi, ended up making the save and the two embraced.
WWE is “very interested” in bringing Omega to WWE and have always maintained interested in Ibushi, who was a participant in the Crusierweight Classic tournament, and who turned down a lucrative deal from WWE to head back to Japan.
Omega made some interesting comments after New Beginning in Sapporo, making reference to WWE:
— chris charlton (@reasonjp) January 29, 2018
Now, WWE’s interest doesn’t mean that the interest is mutual, negotiations are taking place or any kind of communication has taken place.
But, WWE has it in their plans to attempt to bring both Omega and Ibushi with a “lucrative” offer.
It is likely that nothing will get done until late 2018-early-2019.