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WWE rejected a great idea that Chris Jericho had for his October cruise event

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Chris Jericho had a legendary run in WWE. 

He became the company's fourth ever grand slam champion in 2017 - meaning over his stellar career he won the WWE Championship, the tag team titles and both the US and Intercontinental belts. 

But he didn't just win them once - as Y2J was a two-time tag team and US champ, the world heavyweight champion three times and he held the Intercontinental title an incredible nine times. 

Truly, he will be remembered as a WWE great - but after he concluded his third run with the company last year, he's arguably doing just as well away from it. 

NEW CHALLENGES

Jericho wrestled his first match outside WWE since 1999 in January 2018 - for NJPW. 

He challenged Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship - but lost in a fight that was awarded a five-star rating from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON).

Following that success, the GOAT began feuding with Tetsuya Naito - and a match was made for June 9 - for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship this time. 

In another show-stealing match, Jericho defeated Naito for the belt - and became the first-ever wrestler to hold the WWE and IWGP Intercontinental championships. 

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THE CHRIS JERICHO CRUISE

But Y2J hasn't just stopped at success with NJPW. In fact, he's gone one step further than many of the best wrestlers would ever dream of - and he's now promoting his own show... on a ship. 

The "Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea" is a cruise, setting sail in October, hosted by Jericho himself - with a whole range of entertainment.

There will be music, comedy and podcasts for the holiday-makers to enjoy - as well as, of course, in-ring wrestling action to watch. 

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RING OF HONOUR, NJPW AND IMPACT WRESTLING 

The cruise isn't just going to involve one wrestling promotion - as three have been confirmed for the five-day trip. 

Wrestlers from ROH, NJPW and Impact will all be involved - and we can expect that there will be some titles put on the line too by the likes of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. Epic.

WWE'S INFLUENCE ON THE EVENT 

Unsurprisingly, WWE will not be part of Jericho's event. Interestingly though, Vince McMahon and his company did play a huge part in how the cruise will turn out.  

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That's according to WON's Dave Meltzer. A fan tweeted the journalist asking if any WWE title will be defended on the cruise. 

Meltzer confirmed that none will be - but explained that Jericho did ask for it to happen. He was rejected though - and that's why he went to ROH instead.

It's interesting to see that even when WWE aren't directly involved in something, they still appear to have a pretty big influence over how things turn out. 

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