NJPW Star On What Match WWE Couldn't Put Together, Kenny Omega On Wrestle Kingdom 12 Main Event

- Above and below are some Wrestle Kingdom 12 promos featuring Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, the IWGP Intercontinental Championship (Jay White vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi) and the 4-Way IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship (Marty Scurll, KUSHIDA, Hiromu Takahashi, and Will Ospreay). All have English subtitles, just click the "CC" on the video. Also, Wrestling Inc. will have full live coverage of Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4, beginning at 2am ET!

- NJPW spoke with Jado about his old friend, Chris Jericho and his upcoming match against Kenny Omega. Jado talked about Jericho being the challenger in the match and NJPW being able to put together a match that WWE couldn't.

"I think his radar picked up that Kenny's doing big things and that they're from the same home town of Winnipeg, so he decided something had to happen," Jado said. "Again, I thought that it's really like him, to have the intuition to choose Kenny who's on such a rise. And he did it on NJPW World so the whole world could see. He wanted to send that message, 'I'm number one in Canada, and I'm number one in the world'. But I think this is a bigger topic in America than it is here. I mean, with this match, New Japan is doing something that WWE couldn't hope to put together. There's probably a lot of pissed off people over there right now [Laughs]."

- Via Yahoo! Japan, Kenny Omega was interviewed more about which match should go on last at Wrestle Kingdom 12. He maintains that Naito vs. Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship should go last, since he lost to Naito at the G1 Climax Finals and couldn't beat Okada for the title, but still thinks the world is going to be watching Jericho vs. Omega. Chris Charlton (@reasonjp) transcribed his words to English, which you can read below.

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