On January 4th, NJPW will hold its biggest show of the year Wrestle Kingdom 17 at The Tokyo Dome.
There has been a debate amongst fans as to which match should be the headliner of Wrestle Kingdom 17.
Many fans believe Jay White defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against 2022 G1 Climax winner Kazuchika Okada should be the main event.
There are fans who disagree and believe the main event should be the returning Kenny Omega challenging Will Ospreay for the IWGP US Title.
The IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White weighed in and gave his thoughts on which match he felt should be the main event while speaking with Fightful:
“It’s really simple. When you think about it, there really is no comparison or argument. It’s not a difficult decision. Two guys are fighting over being one Internet nerds favorite guy. The other two guys are fighting over the most prestigious prize in this entire industry and are fighting over control and the reins of the company leading into 2023. One guy is channeling the memory of the creator of our company to try and take me down. If anybody is going to ask the question about which match is bigger, the two guys fighting over that or the two guys that just want to impress one weird old dude on the internet. Personally, I think that is beneath them, but if that’s how those two, Ospreay and Kenny, want to choose their time, you guys go ahead. I’m not going to say what I think should be last or before, even though I kind of just did, I’m just going to give you guys the information and you can see where I’m coming from.”
The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match is normally the main event for Wrestle Kingdom events.
NJPW can very well have a “double main event” show naming both matches as co-headliners.