Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega Is Official For NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 12

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After exchanging tweets on Twitter for the past few weeks, the highly anticipated match between Chris Jericho and New Japan Pro Wrestling's Kenny Omega has finally been booked and it's happening sooner than you think.

Nevertheless, wrestling fans from around the world can't wait to see this fight happen.

And it looks like the latter is true.

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At the time of writing, I have no new information on WWE's knowledge of Chris Jericho working with NJPW Wrestle Kingdom, they were however aware in advance of the On the Boat Tour, as Jericho originally asked HHH if he could use the NXT crew crew.

Following the promo, Omega would speak in Japanese and accept the match.

Last night, at IWGP's "Power Struggle" event, Omega successfully defended the United States Championship against Baretta.

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The WWE legend challenged Omega to a match, arguing that Omega should not be calling himself the "best in the world" because that's a title that has been earned by Jericho - who refers to himself as the "greatest of all time" - over the course of his lengthy career.

Wrestle Kingdom 11 was insane a year ago thanks to the ground-breaking match between Kazuchika Okada and Omega, but with matches like Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito and Omega-Jericho on the card, WK12 could be just as bold of a statement from NJPW to the rest of the professional wrestling world.

Chris Jericho previously wrestled in WWE and is now touring with his heavy metal band called Fozzy.

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This comes as a shock, as Chris Jericho has never appeared for another promotion since joining WWE in 1999. Jericho was also reportedly called to make a guest appearance for WWE's TLC pay-per-view in October, though it is believed that he had a scheduling conflict. With numerous stars of this Show working WrestleMania Week, as well as New Orleans.

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