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Kenny Omega To Face Top NJPW Star At Wrestle Kingdom 17

Over the past few days, top All Elite Wrestling Star Kenny Omega has created a huge buzz all over the internet and social media by first making his highly-anticipated return to AEW when he teamed up with The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) at last Saturday’s Full Gear PPV to challenge current AEW World Trios Champions Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) for their AEW World Trios Titles despite coming up short in their attempt to recapture the titles that they never lost.

Omega would also show up via video at last night’s NJPW X STARDOM Historic X-Over Event and challenge IWGP United States Champion Will Ospreay to a match at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4th, 2023 for Will Ospreay’s IWGP United States Title. Omega said during the promo that once AEW started, there was nothing in NJPW that kept him in the company and Ospreay replaced him, but he drew smaller crowds and fans didn’t cheer at events, which he blames Ospreay for. Kenny Omega also said that people blame the COVID-19 pandemic for this, but he blames Ospreay and for the good of wrestling, he needs to face Ospreay at the Tokyo Dome, which Ospreay accepted.

Kenny Omega last competed for NJPW in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4th, 2019, when he lost the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi prior to going to AEW.

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