Tony Khan would like to see AEW have a presence at Wrestle Kingdom.
During the post-AEW Full Gear media scrum, the AEW President said he’s spoken with NJPW about working with each other on the show but most of AEW’s talent will likely be kept back for AEW Dynamite that same night in Seattle. He said,
“Well, I have had conversations with them about it. I’ve been mindful of it when I’ve been doing all the dates, and looking at everything around the Seattle show. Because as you probably know, we have an AEW Dynamite event in Seattle on the night of the Tokyo Dome, January 4th, and then we are in Portland on the 6th, which is pretty close to the New Japan show on the 5th. So I do think that week would be a bit of a challenge.”
He added, “I have good talks with them about it. As you saw, Rocky [Romero] was actually here. So I’ve had good conversations with them about that, and I’m optimistic we’ll be able to participate in some capacity on Wrestle Kingdom. But I do think a lot of the top AEW stars are gonna have to stay here. It’s important that we keep all the big stars we can for AEW in Seattle.”
Kenny Omega will be appearing at the event, as he challenged Will Ospreay to an IWGP US Championship match at Sunday’s NJPW x STARDOM Historic X-Over pay-per-view event.
(h/t – 411 Wrestling)