Reports from Voices of Wrestling and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that Omega told talent he would not have hired eight out of 10 people in the room, a comment which generated a mixed reaction. Some viewed Omega’s words as comedic and were said just to mess with Will Ospreay but others did not react positively to the line and thought the former AEW World Champion was being serious.
Omega made the eight out of 10 people comment before the AEW EVP turned to Will Ospreay and said the NJPW star didn’t even work in AEW yet he could wrestle circles around everyone in the room.
Omega’s comments were also viewed by the source as the former world champion expressing his unhappiness with what the company had turned into and him voicing his opinion about those who don’t respect AEW or Tony Khan.
The talent meeting was held to address backstage tension within the promotion and Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, and Omega all spoke. The backstage tension within the promotion would ultimately worsen and Omega is currently suspended from AEW after his involvement in a backstage fight post-All Out with CM Punk, Ace Steel, and The Young Bucks.