AEW: Kenny Omega Reportedly Underwent Surgery for Diverticulitis, MJF Return Plans Update, New Deal with DAZN to Air Double or Nothing 2024

Kenny Omega Reportedly Underwent Surgery for Diverticulitis

As noted before, Kenny Omega has been out of action for AEW since this past January due to him suffering from diverticulitis. Omega made an in-person return appearance at the May 1st AEW Dynamite and Rampage shows in Winnipeg which was notable for Omega getting physical in the ring during The Elite’s brawl with him.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that Omega had underwent surgery on Thursday to treat his diverticulitis.

It was reported that Omega had traveled to the New York area for his surgery.

It was also reported that AEW officials currently expect Omega to have a lengthy recovery period and currently do not have any creative plans for his potential return.

MJF Shoulder Injury Status Update – AEW & MJF Reportedly in Talks for Injury Return Plans

As noted before, MJF has been out of action for AEW since this past December’s AEW Worlds End event due to a shoulder injury.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that MJF and AEW officials have held recent talks regarding plans for MJF’s on-screen return from injury to the company.

It was reported that these talks have included how MJF’s return will look, potential changes to his presentation, and other details related to his return.

It was also reported that MJF is currently expected to be making his return soon with one source stating that most expect him to be back by this June’s Forbidden Door 2024 event, if not sooner.

It was also reported that MJF remains under contract to AEW for quite some time and had signed a new contract extension at some point. MJF reportedly is currently among the highest earners in AEW based on his new deal.

AEW Announces New Streaming Deal with DAZN for Double or Nothing 2024 & Forbidden Door 2024

AEW recently announced that they have signed a new deal with DAZN to air their upcoming Double or Nothing 2024 and Forbidden Door 2024 events on the streaming service.

Official press release:

DAZN To Bring AEW Pay-Per-View Events to Fans Worldwide

DAZN To Bring All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Pay-Per-View Events to Fans Worldwide 

— DAZN will carry AEW’s Upcoming “Double or Nothing” and “Forbidden Door” PPV Events —

May 23, 2024 – DAZN and All Elite Wrestling today announced a partnership that will bring AEW’s next two Pay-Per-View events – AEW: Double or Nothing and AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door – to wrestling fans worldwide* via the DAZN Platform.

Beginning this weekend, fans will be able to purchase AEW PPV events direct on the DAZN Platform.  This Sunday, May 26, AEW will bring AEW: Double or Nothing back to Las Vegas for its fifth iteration.  Emanating live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, AEW: Double or Nothing promises to be an action-packed evening of professional wrestling.  The card for this Sunday’s event includes the following matches:

* AEW World Championship: Swerve Strickland (c) vs. Christian Cage
* AEW TBS Championship: Willow Nightingale (c) vs. Mercedes Moné
* Anarchy in the Arena: Young Bucks, Kazuchika Okada, & Jack Perry vs. Bryan Danielson, Darby Allin, & FTR
* AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Serena Deeb 
* AEW TNT Championship: Adam Copeland (c) vs. Malakai Black 
* AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong (c) vs. Will Ospreay
* IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Eliminator: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Konosuke Takeshita
* FTW Championship: “The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho (c) vs. HOOK vs Katsuyori Shibata
* Orange Cassidy vs. Trent Beretta
* “Switchblade” Jay White and The Gunns vs. Death Triangle

*Card subject to change 

“We are pleased to be partnering with AEW to bring their exhilarating Pay-Per-View events to audiences across the globe,” said Pete Oliver, CEO of Growth Markets at DAZN. “By providing fans with access to these blockbuster events, we aim to elevate the sports viewing experience and enable wrestling fans to experience every moment of the action, from thrilling matches to surprise appearances.”

On June 30, DAZN will host AEW and NJPW’s (New Japan Pro Wrestling) joint pay-per-view special AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door live from UBS Arena on Long Island, NY.  Additional information regarding that event will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on how to catch AEW: Double or Nothing and AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV events on DAZN, visit