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How WWE helped Chris Jericho make the decision to work with NJPW

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Chris Jericho has wrestled all over the world for some of the biggest promotions in professional wrestling history - and he's not done adding to his resume quite yet.

"Y2J" has been competing in professional wrestling since 1990 when he began working for small promotions such as Wrestling and Romance/Wrestle Association R, Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and of course WWE.

Jericho made his name famous in WCW as one of the stars of the Cruiserweight division that attracted so many fans with their amazing ariel styles. In 1999 Jericho decided to move on to WWE before WCW met its demise just a few years later.

He made his legendary debut by interrupting The Rock who was cutting a promo, which led to an epic back-and-forth between the two. Jericho would immediately make his presence felt by capturing the Intercontinental Title and was soon thrusted into the WWE Title picture.

Over the next several years with WWE Jericho would go on to capture six World Titles, seven Tag Team Titles, two United States Titles, one European Championship, one Hardcore Title, and nine Intercontinental Championship wins.

Jericho is considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and still wrestles with the WWE in short runs for the past several years. Yesterday it was announced that Jericho would be making his New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) debut against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th.

Per a report from Mike Killam, NJPW and Jericho have been negotiating for some time about "Y2J' competing at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Both sides began talking around August or just after. There is currently no news on if Vince McMahon okayed this move, but it was noted that Jericho approached Triple H about having NXT stars compete on his cruise and the idea was shot down.

This could be a key reason that Jericho decided to work with NJPW, as WWE is said to not "play well with others."

What are your thoughts on WWE helping Jericho make his decision to work with NJPW by not allowing NXT stars to compete on his cruise? Do you think that this is going to be a good business move for Jericho moving forward? And will this affect "Y2J's" relationship with WWE from here on out? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

Check it out via this link: https://soundcloud.com/user-818579649/gms-wwe-podcast-money-in-the-bank-fallout

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