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HBO Reportedly Producing Kenny Omega Documentary For 2019 Release

HBO Reportedly Producing Kenny Omega Documentary For 2019 Release
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Kenny Omega is reportedly the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary that will be released in 2019.

According to Toronto musician Joseph Shabason, he scored music for the untitled documentary about Omega, and said it would be released some time in 2019. Shabason was a guest on the Kreative Kontrol podcast with Vish Khanna and made the following comments about the project:

I just finished a documentary about a wrestler. That’s going to be coming out on HBO in the New Year, which is going to be really exciting.

It’s a wrestler named Kenny Omega. He’s a wrestler from Winnipeg, but went to Japan and formed this tag team called the Golden Lovers, which was sort of like the first ever queer storyline in wrestling. He’s a pretty incredible dude; I was really happy with scoring that.

The cable network is no stranger to professional wrestling, as HBO also co-produced the Andre The Giant documentary that premiered in April with WWE, JMH Films and Ringer Films. No other confirmed details about the Kenny Omega project are known at this time.

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Check out the full episode with Joseph Shabason in the embedded player below. His remarks about the Omega documentary start right after the 55 minute mark. 

Update: John Pollock of POST Wrestling has confirmed the documentary will air on TSN and HBO Canada. 

Omega is the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and is in his first reign as champion. He defeated Kazuchika Okada on June 9th to end his record-setting fourth reign as champion at 720 days.