The reunited Golden Lovers started on their quest to change the pro wrestling world at NJPW/ROH supershow Honor Rising this past weekend. Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi (SPOILER ALERT) defeated Omega’s Bullet Club stablemates Cody and Marty Scurll in the main event of Night 2, a match that included a brand new combination V-Trigger/kamigoye finisher from the duo and also Cody trying to seduce Kota away from Kenny with a kiss.
After the match, Omega cut a promo declaring the Golden Lovers the best tag team in the world. This prompted the other two-thirds of the Elite, The Young Bucks Matt and Nick Jackson, to declare that actually they are the best tag team in the world, how dare Kenny claim otherwise, and they’re going to prove this in the ring.
The brothers later pseudo-broke kayfabe to remind their Twitter followers that this has been a dream match for them for years.
I expected a longer build to this showdown, but it turns out the two teams will face off in less than a month! New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that a Golden Lovers vs. Young Bucks special tag match will main event their sold-out Strong Style Evolved show in Long Beach, California, on March 25.
The show will also include Rey Mysterio vs. Jushin Thunder Liger in a rematch from Starrcade 1996 and Mysterio’s NJPW debut. Switchblade Jay White vs. Hangman Page for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship rounds out the main card with that knife pervert vs. rope pervert bout we’ve all been waiting for.
There are only 28 days and probably a few more angsty episodes of Being The Elite until what is sure to an incredibly athletic barn-burner of a match. Please tell me how I can safely go into a coma for the exact right amount of time so I don’t have to deal with the anticipation. Thank you.