As we head into WrestleKingdom 12, the once thought of dream match between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho reached another level this past weekend.
After winning a six man tag match at the World Tag League event, Jericho attacked Omega busting him open with the U.S. Championship.
The following day at a press conference for WrestleKingdom 12, Omega attacked Jericho by surprise but was hit by a flying table thrown by Jericho. Afterwards, Jericho proclaimed this would be Omega’s last match in New Japan.
There’s a ton to speculate on here from Jericho’s words but we also should look at the smart booking here. Deciding to make this match a brawl, and old school brawl, instead of attempting to match or top Omega’s usual “Five Star” performances of the past year is a brilliant move by the promotion.