NJPW adds no DQ stipulation to Kenny Omega vs. Chris JerichoBy Joseph Currier | @josephcurrier | Dec 18, 2017 8:24 am
New Japan Pro Wrestling has added a stipulation to Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho's IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship match at the Tokyo Dome.
At a press conference prior to this morning's Road to Tokyo Dome show, NJPW revealed that Omega vs. Jericho would now be a no disqualification match. The stipulation is the result of two angles that took place last week. Jericho first attacked and bloodied Omega at NJPW's World Tag League finals, then Omega tried to get retribution by attacking Jericho during a press conference the next day.
Both Omega and Jericho have hyped up their match as a fight and said it's not about star ratings. To further the build for it, Omega wrote on Twitter after the no DQ stipulation was announced: "No DQ isn’t what I wanted, but it’s what we both need in order to settle this... #AlphaVsOmega"
After Cody Rhodes lost the ROH World Championship to Dalton Castle at Final Battle, NJPW also made the official announcement that Cody vs. Kota Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom 12 will be a non-title singles match.
The final build to Wrestle Kingdom took place at Korakuen Hall this morning ahead of the January 4th Tokyo Dome show. Hiroshi Tanahashi made his return and was laid out after a brawl with Jay White, Minoru Suzuki and Hirooki Goto continued to build up their hair vs. hair match for the NEVER Openweight title, and Tetsuya Naito got the better of Kazuchika Okada at the last stop before their IWGP Heavyweight Championship match.