What’s the story?
Chris Jericho’s forthcoming match against Kenny Omega in Wrestle Kingdom 12 has been causing a buzz amongst wrestling fans and has even been advertised around the marque of the Staple’s Center.
In case you didn’t know…
After the defense in NJPW Power Struggle of Omega, Jericho appeared Onscreen and Contested the Bullet Club Pioneer for the championship.
This game will mark the first wrestling of Jericho game because he wrestled for WCW throughout the Attitude Era and will indicate more than 20 years because he returned to NJPW.
The heart of the matter
Jericho posted a picture on Instagram Revealing the advertisement of his looming Game at the Wrestle Kingdom 12 about the marquee of the Staple’s Center in Los Angeles with Omega.
The Staples Center is located in Los Angeles and has hosted a multitude of professional wrestling events for SummerSlam from 2008 to 2014, Hell in a Cell 2015, No Mercy 2017 and the WWE including WrestleMania 21.
This is particularly interesting because this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw emanating in the Center of the Staple; making the decision to advertise the Wrestle Kingdom match that much more deliberate considering that the Wrestle Kingdom will emanate from the Tokyo Dome in Japan.
NJPW conducted a show in California earlier this year in Long Beach, California; roughly 30 minutes away from the Staple’s Center, so this could be NJPW reminding WWE that they will be returning next year or be suggesting that the Staple’s Center may be a potential place for another NJPW series in the united states, but that’s pure speculation.
Jericho and Omega will fight for the IWGP United States Championship next Season on Thursday, Jan. 4. 2018 and will go live NJPW World, on NJPW support.
An additional way to watch the Jericho-Omega would be two weeks later on AXS TV on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
NJPW and the Bullet Club continue to show their value in the united states and it might be that much bigger after Wrestle Kingdom 12.