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NJPW confirms Omega & Ibushi vs. Young Bucks for Long Beach


A match between Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi and The Young Bucks appeared to be inevitable coming out of the NJPW/ROH Honor Rising tour, and now a date and location for it has been set.

Omega & Ibushi will face Matt & Nick Jackson at NJPW's Strong Style Evolved show at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California on March 25th. The announcement comes after The Young Bucks confronted Omega & Ibushi at Honor Rising night two, with the Bucks taking exception to Omega calling himself and Ibushi the best tag team in the world.

While confronting them, The Young Bucks also announced their move up to NJPW's heavyweight tag team division. Omega asked if their comments were a challenge and mentioned it being a dream match. In his post-show remarks, Omega said he's still best friends with the Bucks and would have wanted to speak with them in private about this, but Omega reiterated that he believes he and Ibushi are the best team in the world.

Jay White defending his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Hangman Page has also been confirmed for Strong Style Evolved. That match became apparent at Honor Rising night two as well, with Page pinning White in a six-man tag.

With the two additions to the card, there are now three matches official for Strong Style Evolved. Rey Mysterio vs. Jushin Thunder Liger was confirmed earlier this month when Mysterio appeared in a video at the New Beginning in Osaka and challenged Liger. The show will air live on AXS TV.