During a recent New Japan Wrestling match against Hiroki Goto, Kenny Omega paid tribute to former Bullet Club member and leader AJ Styles by using his finishing move, the Styles Clash.
We love it when wrestlers honor one another by doing things like this. A video of Omega doing the Styles Clash was posted on Reddit.
At one point during their time together, Omega and Styles teamed up to defeat IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Yoshi-Hashi. Right after the match though, the Bullet Club turned on Styles and Omega took over as the leader. Of course, this was a way for Styles to transition from NJPW to WWE since it was his final match before heading to the United States in 2016.
Omega has a huge match scheduled against fellow Canadian Chris Jericho in Japan at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Jan. 4, 2017, at the Tokyo Dome.
While Jericho had an amazing career with WWE, he says that they could never put together a match like this.
“This is the biggest match in wrestling right now, and there’s no match in the WWE that can even match this. Because they’ve already done Cena and Reigns, and they did Strowman and Lesnar. Tell me another match that they could put together in the WWE tomorrow that would have a bigger buzz than Alpha versus Omega? You can’t!”
Omega has been quite a success during his time with New Japan Wrestling. He's won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship once, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship twice, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship once, IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship once, NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship twice and the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament in 2017.
Omega recently had his first successful defense of the WGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Juice Robinson back on Sept. 24, 2017, at Destruction in Kobe.
When it comes to Styles, even though he's only been with WWE for a short time, he's already won the WWE United States Championship and the WWE Championship twice while currently holding it right now.
It would be great if Omega could one day join Styles at WWE, but he seems to be doing very well for himself at NJPW. He is only 34 years-old, so there is plenty of time for him to make a move before his career is over. Being from Canada, I'm sure he wouldn't mind coming back to North America to continue his wrestling career.
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