Kenny Omega did not compete at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 14 event, but they had plans for him. The company books a long time in advance and this means that The Cleaner already had a match set at the Tokyo Dome in 2020.

Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that New Japan Pro Wrestling’s original plans for Wrestle Kingdom 14 was for Ibushi, Okada, Naito, and Kenny Omega to be the four focal points of the two night event.

If Omega hadn’t told NJPW he was leaving last year he was going to beat Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 13. This would have led to a match against Okada at Madison Square Garden.

Omega was supposed to keep the IWGP World Heavyweight Title while Okada was going to win the IWGP Intercontinental Title in the process.

The plan at that point was Ibushi and Omega would have a match on the first night of Wrestle Kingdom with the finals still seeing Tetsuya Naito winning both titles in the end. Obviously, they went with other plans.

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