The prolific former KO-D Openweight Champion and current executive vice president of AEW will be returning to his former home promotion on November 3.
DDT looks to be making some big moves lately and reaping some benefits from their business relationship with newly-formed American promotion All Elite Wrestling.
The most recent DDT show, featuring international talents Su Yung and Santino Marella, emanated from Korakuen Hall and started to build hype towards the upcoming Ultimate Party 2019 show on November 3. The big show will be held at Ryogoku Sumo Hall, which has a capacity of 11,000, which means that DDT will be looking to pull out all the stops to get as many fans into the event as possible. Fans expected some big announcements for the show but almost no one expected the giant mixed tag match that was announced.
Antonio Honda and Miyu Yamashita were announced for a mixed tag match in which they would be facing off against Riho and Kenny Omega. The crowd at Korakuen erupted as Omega’s name was flashed on the screen as a participant in the match.
Omega then took to Twitter to address the match announcement. He wrote that DDT was his home before most knew or cared about him and he brought up that he and Honda had a rivalry in the past. Omega also put over his partner Riho and declared that he wanted to see what Yamashita could bring to the match.
Yamashita is one of the fastest-rising stars in women’s wrestling today, so her inclusion in this cross promotion match may indicate that she could be on the fast track to appearing for AEW soon.
This will be Omega’s first appearance for DDT since his departure for New Japan back in 2014.