Over the last month, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega have been taking jabs at each other on Twitter. We finally got an answer for why these started feuding with each other all of a sudden. At the end of NJPW Power Stuggle 2017, a message by Chris Jericho played on the big screen where he challenged Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th, 2018. Here is the video below:
— A. (@aqvamans) November 5, 2017
Deebow’s Take: This is HUGE for New Japan. Considering how hot Bullet Club and Kenny Omega have been over the past couple years, bringing in a huge star like Chris Jericho for your biggest show will really do wonders for their reach in North America. It will be interesting to see how heavily they promote the show over the next couple months in the US and Canada. Also, unless my facts are completely wrong, this will be Chris Jericho’s first Non-WWE wrestling match since he signed with the company in 1999. It will be interesting to see how Jericho’s relationship with WWE plays out from this point. I’m not totally sure if this is just a one-off appearance for Jericho in NJPW.