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From the WWE/NJPW Rumor Mill: How long Chris Jericho has been planning match with Kenny Omega 

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How long has Y2J been working on this epic announcement?

What's the story?

Chris Jericho shocked the pro wrestling world when he showed up at the conclusion of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Power Struggle event.

He challenged Kenny Omega to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 which is a huge news. The two had been sparring on social media and most believe this match would culminate in a match during Chris Jericho's upcoming "Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea" Cruise. But Wrestle Kingdome 12 is the place instead and the Tokyo Dome will play host to an amazing match. Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that this match was actually a long time in the making and it came under very interesting circumstances.

In case you didn't know

Kenny Omega is widely regarded as one of the best pro wrestlers alive today. Chris Jericho has an outstanding career behind him and he seems to still be on top of his game.

The two started throwing some jabs at each other over Twitter and it finally came to a head at Power Struggle when the Ayatollah Of Rock n Rolla showed up on the big screen, ripped up a picture of The Cleaner, and challenged him to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 12.

The heart of the matter

Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Chris Jericho has actually had the wheels in motion about this since August.

There is some speculation that Y2J is doing this in conjunction with WWE in some way because he's often said in the past how much he loves WWE and doesn't want to wrestle anywhere else. However, it is reported all signs are that he's a free agent at this time and doing this on his own.

What's next?

Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega very well might wind up having the Match Of The Year at Wrestle Kingdom 12. It will be an encounter that nobody will want to miss and it will most likely bring even more WWE fans over to the outstanding competition New Japan offers.

Author's take

I can't believe this is happening. This is a big day for everyone involved in pro wrestling. Whether you're a fan, a worker, a promoter, or someone who just likes to keep up with the news so you can hate it...

Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho is going to be historic. It's already practically broken the internet and the match is still two months away. Everyone will be paying attention to see how this one plays out.

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