As expected, one of the most anticipated matches on the card lived up to the hype.
Kenny Omega was able to retain the IWGP United States Championship against Chris Jericho at Thursday’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 event that took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
Omega has risen up the ranks in NJPW and is starting to become the face of the company.
He is an outsider of the Japan wrestling promotion alongside fellow Bullet Club members Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks.
2017 was a good year for him as he has had classic matches with several talents. Most notably with IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Kingdom in January.
There have been rumblings that WWE is interested in signing with Omega.
Last year when his contract with NJPW was expiring, it was reported that Omega was weighing his options. Either to re-sign with NJPW or make the big move to WWE.
There were several fans that believed Omega was going to be a surprise entrant in last year’s Royal Rumble, but he ultimately decided to stay with New Japan for another year.
Before he made his decision known publicly, Omega went on record by saying that he does want to have a match with AJ Styles at a future WrestleMania event.
It turns out that Omega was actually in WWE at one point. He was placed in their developmental system. He worked in Deep South from 2005 - 2006.
Jericho has been under contract with the sports entertainment company off and on since 1999.
Jericho is a six-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship once, the WCW/World Championship twice, and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship three times.
He is also a record nine-time Intercontinental Champion. Jericho is the first Undisputed WWF Champion, and thus the final holder of the World Championship (formerly the WCW World Heavyweight Championship), having won and unified the WWF and World titles by defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on the same night in 2001.
He is also the ninth Triple Crown Champion, as well as the fourth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history.
As seen in their match at Wrestle Kingdom 12, Omega took a crazy bump that saw him crash through a table. You can see it below or here.
What are your thoughts on thoughts on this match? Have YOUR say in the comments section below and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
Check it out via this link: https://soundcloud.com/user-818579649/gms-wwe-podcast-money-in-the-bank-fallout
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms