If you thought that Chris Jericho was done with New Japan Pro Wrestling then you would be wrong.
It’s well known by now that Kenny Omega was able to retain the IWGP United States Championship against Jericho at Thursday’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 event that took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
NJPW held their New Year Dash 2018 event on Friday in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall that aired live on their streaming service, NJPWWorld.com.
Jericho made a surprise appearance at the show by starting a new feud.
Jericho attacked Tetsuya Naito at the event. For those who might not know, Jericho and Naito have been going back and forth in interviews over the past several weeks leading up to Wrestle Kingdom 12. You can see the attack here.
Jericho recently did an interview with Proresu Today to talk about his Wrestle Kingdom match. Here are some of the highlights:
"Kenny might be the best I've ever seen. I'm just better. If you remove WWE from the equation, New Japan are the biggest. They're worldwide, they have exciting performers. It's something everyone wants to watch."
"Okada and Naito will be a huge match, but even in Japan, people are getting to be more excited for me and Kenny. As big as Okada and Naito is, it can't transcend New Japan. (Our match) might never happen again. That gives it a different level of importance."
"I've said maybe me and Kenny will never happen again. But I never said I'd only do one match. I never said this would be my last match with New Japan. Wait and see."
Jericho has been under contract with the WWE off and on since 1999.
Jericho is a six-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship once, the WCW/World Championship twice, and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship three times.
He is also a record nine-time Intercontinental Champion. Jericho is the first Undisputed WWF Champion, and thus the final holder of the World Championship (formerly the WCW World Heavyweight Championship), having won and unified the WWF and World titles by defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on the same night in 2001.
He is also the ninth Triple Crown Champion, as well as the fourth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history.
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