Kenny Omega‘s first AEW World Championship defense will take place on Wednesday, December 30th on the final AEW Dynamite of the year. The bout will headline the first New Year’s Smash special event, which spans two consecutive weeks.
Omega battled Joey Janela in a no-disqualification match on this week’s Dynamite. Following Omega’s win, Death Triangle hit the stage. PAC said Omega had unfinished business, since Fenix had to withdraw from the recent World Title Eliminator Tournament due to injury.
PAC argued that since Omega never beat Fenix, he can’t legitimately claim the AEW World Championship. Don Callis said that wrestlers don’t get to book their own title matches. PAC said that wasn’t an issue, because AEW President Tony Khan already sanctioned the match for 12/30.
AEW Holiday Schedule
- December 23rd: AEW presents Holiday Bash. This one airs late-night after the Celtics vs. Bucks NBA game on TNT.
- December 30th: New Year’s Smash (Night 1): The main event will see Kenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix for ‘big platinum.’ Le Champion Chris Jericho will be on commentary.
- January 6th: New Year’s Smash (Night 2): WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg will be on commentary for the first Dynamite of the new year.