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By Mike Johnson on 2017-01-08 16:16:00

In what could be a case of interesting foreshadowing or just a case of screwing around with online fans, John Cena posted a photo of New Japan star Kenny Omega on his Instagram account today:


A photo posted by John Cena (@johncena) on

As is the norm with Cena's Instagram account, he posted the photo with no context or explanation.

With Omega announcing that he was taking time away from Japan and evaluating all options, the timing of the posting was obviously done to get people talking.

Since we have already been asked about rumors of Omega making a Royal Rumble appearance in San Antonio, it should be noted that his current New Japan deal expires on 1/31, so there is no chance he could be in The Rumble.

As I wrote earlier in the week, Omega has been very shrewd in how he has handled himself since his way off the charts performance on 1/4 at the Tokyo Dome against Kazuchika Okada.  If he isn't back by the New Beginnings PPV next month, that will say a lot.

It should be noted Cena posted a photo of AJ Styles on Instagram around this time last year in advance of Styles' WWE debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble.

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