At Sunday’s NJPW X STARDOM Historic X-Over event, Kenny Omega announced his return to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in a video and challenged Will Ospreay for a match at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4, 2023.
Ospreay agreed to take the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship match.
Omega’s last match in NJPW was on January 4, 2019 in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 13, where he lost the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi before going to AEW.
Here is the updated Wrestle Kingdom 17 card:
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Jay White © vs. Kazuchika Okada
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay © vs. Kenny Omega
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Taiji Ishimori © vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado vs. Master Wato
IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: FTR © vs. TBA
NJPW World Television Championship tournament finals: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ren Narita
IWGP Women’s Championship match: KAIRI © vs. Tam Nakano
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