At today’s finals for the 2017 NJPW World Tag League, the “Alpha vs. Omega” feud between IWGP US Champion Kenny Omega and former WWE World Champion Chris Jericho reached new heights, when Y2J appeared in Hakata, Japan and landed a Codebreaker on Kenny Omega in the middle of the ring. Omega was celebrating after he and the Young Bucks had just defeated Roppongi 3K (YO, SHO and Rocky Romero) when the lights went out and a new Jericho video aired on the big screen. When the lights came back on, Jericho was behind Omega in the ring.
Following the attack, Jericho took to his new YouTube channel to address Omega ahead of their hugely anticipated dream match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 this January.
The attack is the latest in the ongoing battles between wrestling’s “Alpha” Chris Jericho, who first got involved with Omega during a prolonged Twitter feud the past few months. It culminated in Jericho appearing on screen at NJPW Power Struggle on November 5, with Chris Jericho challenging Omega to a fight at WK12.
Apart from Bullet Club leader Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho has been poking a few bears in NJPW’s locker room. When Tetsuya Naito recently made comments that Jericho and Omega’s match was nowhere near a “co-main event” as Omega advertised, Jericho immediately shot back at Naito, who’s facing IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in the main event at Wrestle Kingdom 12.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 3, 2017
Whether Jericho will provoke further at the next NJPW events (Road To Tokyo) on December 17 and 18 remains to be seen, but Jericho is currently off the road with Fozzy until January 28.