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Figure Four Weekly 11/6/2017: Examining Jericho and Omega's Tokyo Dome matchup


In a match that seemed impossible not all that long ago and was still pretty shocking when the announcement was made, Chris Jericho will face Kenny Omega for New Japan Pro Wrestling at the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.

That was confirmed in a video at NJPW's Power Struggle event last weekend after Omega had defeated Trent Barreta to retain the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. Omega got on the mic to welcome out his next challenger. He teased that there was no one left when that went unanswered, leading to the video of Jericho airing. Jericho said he's still the best in the world, called himself the Alpha of professional wrestling, and challenged Omega to the match.

Jericho, who has previously said that he'd never work for anyone other than WWE again (and seemed to genuinely mean it), working for NJPW is a massive move even if it ends up only being a one-time deal.

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