The Young Bucks could’ve appeared at Wrestle Kingdom 17.
Ahead of the January 11 episode of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks spoke to Sports Illustrated about their careers and journey towards regaining the AEW World Trios Championship. When the subject of Kenny Omega returning to New Japan Pro-Wrestling came up, the Jackson brothers revealed there was an offer for them to tag along.
“We were actually asked to wrestle and be in Kenny’s corner,” Nick said. “But Matt and I had vacation plans that week. Maybe next year. Who knows?” Matt added, “We got a fantastic offer. Personally, the timing and the situation didn’t fit for us. I’m sure one day you’ll see us back in a NJPW ring.”
Nick noted that Omega and Will Ospreay “killed it” in their IWGP United States Championship clash, which saw Omega emerge victorious to capture the title for a second time.