At the 2017 NJPW Power Struggle show, Kenny Omega successfully defended his US title from IWGP against Baretta. After the match, he waited to see who challenged him, but nobody came. he can not wait all day, Omega gone and there, Chris Jericho appeared on the big screen.
Jericho did propagate the old wrestlers like Edge, saying they were “the best in the world” but they are not here anymore. Jericho continues to say that he is the best, is business “alpha”, he want to prove by challenging Kenny Omega on Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4. Omega looked happy and accepted quickly.