Kenny Omega is fully prepared for January 4.
In a special interview with New Japan the video of which you can see above, Kenny Omega directly addressed Chris Jericho on a number of issues. Jericho has frequently brought up that he intends on making Wrestle Kingdom 12 Kenny Omega's last match. Omega says that regardless, Jericho is going to help him reach his goals:
You said this was gonna be my last match in New Japan, now is that because you're going to retire me? By physically injuring me? You gonna end my career, and my life? Or was it that you're on this mission? You're gonna take me back to the 'promise land.' You want me to perform on the 'Grandest Stage of Them All' for the granddaddy of sports entertainment, is that what it is? Well, let me warn you, Chris, I can't be bought, I can't be reasoned with. My dreams are bigger than money, they're bigger than fame. My goal is to change the wrestling world [and] you're playing a key role in that, Chris.
Omega reiterates that this isn't going to be the normal six star affair he's had with the likes of Kazuchika Okada -- he's going to show that world a new side of Kenny Omgea.
So, maybe at the end of the day, Chris, I'm gonna have to thank you, because what you've done now is you've unlocked this new Kenny Omega that's going to expand my range. No. You're not gonna get the athletic machine that is guaranteed to get 'Match of the Night,' 'Match of the Year,' 'Match of the Decade,' [or] 'Best Match of All-Time.' What you're going to get is someone who's willing to fight, someone who's willing to bleed, someone who's willing to die for his dream to change the wrestling word. I've got you to thank for that, Chris.
Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega will battle at Wrestle Kingdom 12 for the IWGP United States title. It will be a non-title match.