AEW star Kenny Omega won the 2021 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Wrestler of the Year Award after a stellar year at the top of All Elite Wrestling, however, this year Omega has been out of ring action dealing with a number of injuries that critics believe will rule him out of contention for the PWI award.
Back in 2021 Omega had the following to say about his big award win:
“Critical success is a great thing, but there’s nothing like being the fans’ choice as the best wrestler of 2021. Thanks to all that participated in the vote. Also a big thank you to the competition. You folks had the best year of your careers so it made me try a smidge harder.”
Today, Omega has claimed the bar for wrestlers at the top is "shockingly low" and he could still return later this year and win the award in a "landslide" victory.
The bar is shockingly low in 2022. I could show up in December and still win via landslide.— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) April 26, 2022
Can Kenny Omega win PWI Wrestler of the Year 2022?