Fans were thrilled when Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson, appeared in a World Trios Championship match against Death Triangle. The Elite were back, looked amazing, and even had a new theme song, “Carry on my Wayward Son,” to accompany them down to the ring, over three months after being suspended for participating in the “Brawl Out” with CM Punk and Ace Steel.
Even though they did lose their rematch, which surprised many people—including the crowd at The Rock in New Jersey—the announcement that The Elite and Death Triangle would compete in a Best of Seven Series to determine the next AEW World Trios Champions quickly subdued any resentment some fans may have felt and instead raised the stakes of intrigue.
Imagine Omega and the Jacksons competing against PAC, Penta El Zero M, and Rey Fenix seven times between now and the second week of January. What did followers do to earn such a reward? Will the rules for each match be different? Will Tony Khan impose any other intriguing suggestions to stir things up? The spectators at AEWDynamitat the Fabulous Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California, will undoubtedly be in for a treat on January 11th, since that match might end the series should it go to seven games.
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But hold on, that calendar is missing a date. Why is a game not planned for January 4th? Fans quickly speculated that Omega and the Bucks would be returning to Japan for the biggest event of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling as that particular absence coincided with the same week as Wrestle Kingdom.
Who would they fight, though? Can the Bucks compete with the Aussie Open? Another option is the Gorillas of Destiny. Could The Good Brothers be obtained by the Jacksons one last time before they permanently join WWE? What about Omega, then? Will he compete to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against “Switchblade” Jay White? Could the trio function together?
Fans didn’t have to wait long to find out, though, as Omega announced a new match and singled out a certain NJPW roster member on Twitter on Sunday, November 20.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) November 20, 2022
AEW’s Kenny Omega is ready for a right-proper match with Will Ospreay.
Omega made a promo on the current IWGP United States Champion, Will Ospreay, who he has been feuding with online for what seems like an eternity, while perched on a gilded throne in an otherwise unremarkable room.
Omega remarked in Japanese, “New Japan Pro-Wrestling, it’s been a while. Why do you suppose I’m here, now? Nothing was keeping me in New Japan when AEW was constructed. I had to be replaced, thus. Who was that replacement, exactly? It had to be the brilliant William Ospreay, I knew it.
How did that outcome turn out? Look at that, him? We can no longer hear the cheering of the people since they have shrunk. Oh, but the pandemic is to blame for that! You always use that line, right? But really, is it? You see, Will, you are the only actual virus present here. You and all the foreign-pais who love auto-translate. You’re all mediocre Kenny Omega imitations.
I must admit that I was taken aback when NJPW called. And to be completely honest, I have no interest. But once more, I’ll demonstrate what sets Kenny Omega apart from Will Ospreay for the sake of the audience and professional wrestling. I’ll keep the promotion, I’ll make a new impact on the globe, and I won’t forget what you did. I’m going to get you. WrestleKingdom Will, I’ll be there. In the meantime, I must tell you farewell and good night.
Oh. Snap; fans will finally get to watch a real singles contest between Omega and Ospreay – competing for the US Championship no less – after literally years of back-and-forth digital brawls on social media and a taste of what an in-ring bout may be in their trios match in the lead-up to All Out.
For those who are unaware, this is only the second time Omega and Ospreay have faced off in a singles battle, making this a rematch of a contest Omega previously won at PWG All-Star Weekend 11 back in 2015.
This will undoubtedly go down as the pinnacle of their rivalry, or perhaps just the beginning of an ever-expanding war; either way, thank you Tony Khan and Gedo for making it possible. They have wrestled each other 29 times throughout their combined careers, including a few very significant matches in both NJPW and AEW.