Remember a couple of days ago when we reported on the upcoming Street Fighter showdown at E3 between Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega? The story was picked up by WWE.com and fans were amazed to see Kenny Omega acknowledged by WWE.
Well, you can add The Young Bucks to the list of names you never thought you’d see promoted across WWE’s website and social media platforms. It was announced on Sunday that New Day members Big E and Kofi Kingston would be joining Xavier Woods at the E3 video game conference this Thursday in Los Angeles and Kenny Omega will be joined by The Young Bucks.
Omega and Woods have been friends for years and they have been going at it on social media in recent weeks over who is the better Street Fighter player. Capcom, the makers of the game, got involved and they set up the match. It’s interesting to see WWE.com all over this story.
The following was included in the story on WWE.com: “…Omega’s partners would be IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks. Nick & Matt Jackson will join Omega, their running mate in The Elite, setting the stage for a battle that many sports-entertainment fans thought would never happen.”
That wasn’t all. The story, written by WWE.com staff writer Bobby Melok, continued: “Will Omega, the self-proclaimed “Best Bout Machine,” unleash the V-Trigger on his way to a six-star Street Fighter classic before saying goodbye and goodnight to his rivals? Will The Young Bucks make Ken and Ryu put on a virtual superkick party?”
I’m sure conspiracy theorists will have fun with this one. For whatever it’s worth, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega have approximately 6 months left on their contracts with New Japan Pro Wrestling.