We already know that Chris Jericho will face Hiroshi Tanahashi in Wrestle Kingdom 14 at the NJPW, but no title will be at stake. Tanahashi was in an interview with Tokyo Sports to discuss this match, and he explained that according to him if he succeeds to beat Jericho on January 5, 2020, that he was going to deserve a fight for the AEW world title.
The champion saw the message get through as he already replied via a video on his Instagram account. Jericho said he believed it was a good idea and asked if AEW director Tony Khan agreed. Tony Khan said yes, so if Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Jericho on January 5 he will have an AEW world title fight!
It remains to be seen who will win on January 5, but it would certainly be very impressive to see the AEW champion defend the title against an NJPW wrestler.