Kenny Omega returned to New Japan Pro-Wrestling to steal the show with Will Ospreay in action Wrestling Kingdom 17 Last week at the Tokyo Dome. There were reports of plans for elite teammates Matt and Nick Jackson to be there as well, but these never materialised.
What happened? in the new Sports Illustrated Interview with The Young Bucksthey explained.
Nick Jackson: We were actually asked to wrestle and be in Kenny’s corner. But Matt and I planned the vacation for that week. Maybe next year. who do you know
Matt Jackson: We got a great offer. Personally, the timing and situation were not right for us. I’m sure you’ll see us one day on an NJPW ring.
For fans who want to see more Superkick Parties on the other side of the Pacific from Rancho Cucamonga, it’s good to hear that this was just a scheduling conflict. While working with Omega and their partnership with Tony Khan New Japan seemed to hold no grudge over The Elite leaving to form AEW, the Bucks had a chip on their shoulders about how they were treated by the Bushiroad-owned promotion.
These quotes seem like the Jacksons have appreciated the invitation they’ve been extended, and will likely accept the next invitation they have.