5 Big Questions About Chris Jericho's NJPW Match With Kenny Omega

Y2J on his way back to Japan.

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The wrestling world is buzzing this weekend from the news that Chris Jericho could be heading back to Japan for the first time in nearly 20 years to compete at January's Wrestle Kingdom 12.

After butting heads at Power Struggle, Fozzy's lead man is apparently set to face NJPW regular and fellow Canadian Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome in the first week of 2018, in a match that absolutely nobody saw coming.

Apart from a brief cameo in July, Y2J has been absent from WWE television for much of this year following the climax of his feud with Kevin Owens at Payback, and little is known of his current contractual status.

Does this mean that Jericho is now open to independent bookings, ready to permanently cut his ties with the company with which he's been closely associated for the better part of two decades?

The part of you that wants to see a tear-jerking WrestleMania retirement for the man who has kept generations of fans entertained hopes not, but the prospect of seeing him back in NJPW is simply too mouth-watering to ignore.