At New Japan’s Power Struggle show, the announcement that shocked the wrestling world was made. Chris Jericho will face Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12, and this match alongside the world title match between Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito meant the show now has a double main event. Not only are two main events better than one, but the double main event is a masterstroke from New Japan for more reasons than one.
There is little argument against the fact that Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho is the biggest match in professional wrestling today. Not only is it a dream match, but it’s wrestling’s version of Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.
While Jericho v Omega may not be the money match McGregor/Mayweather was, it is still something wrestling fans thought they’d never see due to both men wrestling in different worlds, and the odds of a match like this happening (especially in New Japan) seemed very slim.
Yet here we are, less than a week away from Alpha v Omega. Alongside Alpha v Omega is the world title match featuring the two top Japanese stars, Okada and Naito. Both are the main events, but both offer the fans and the company something very different.