As previously noted, AEW’s Kenny Omega is scheduled to wrestle Will Ospreay at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17. This will be Omega’s first NJPW match since the launch of AEW.
Fightful Select provided some details in regards to the match being put together. According to Fightful, it’s believed that conversations started over the summer and Omega was even teasing the match prior to the 2022 All Out PPV. The deal was apparently finalized over the past few weeks.
It was said that Rocky Romero “played a huge role in facilitating the match and helping get it cleared.” Romero, who has been involved with NJPW’s global expansion, was reportedly in “frequent contact” with AEW President Tony Khan.
JANUARY 4 2023 Tokyo Dome
WRESTLE KINGDOM 17
IWGP United States Championship@willospreay
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) November 21, 2022