Chris Jericho blew up the internet and sent shockwaves throughout the pro wrestling world when he appeared in New Japan and had a program with Kenny Omega leading up to Wrestle Kingdom 12.

But as Jericho revealed to Still Real To Us although he had a great time in New Japan playing an ultimate heel his time with the company is over at this point.

“Yeah you know it was a good idea. It was good when it happened — we had a blast but sometimes things just don’t work out. You know, so New Japan was a lot of fun… not to say that I wouldn’t go back there again but as of right now our relationship is pretty much finished at this point.”

He also spoke about his 5-star match against Kenny Omega and discussed how they were able to put together such an epic battle at Wrestle Kingdom 12.

“It was kind of a combination of all things happening at the right time at the right place, the right time and it was a lot of fun man […] you talk things over and Kenny speaks English obviously he’s from Winnipeg like I am so we really didn’t have any communication issue but for a match that big you kinda want to go in there with a game plan.”

“Things happen, there were some spots where we were like, ‘just do whatever you feel out there to make it happen.’ Which is part of it and sometimes that’s the best way to go and other times it’s best to kinda get your ducks in a row before you go out there so you know it worked out really good and we were excited about it and it was a classic.”

Jericho is currently touring with Fozzy so he will be very busy for the next few months, therefore, his match against The Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble might be the last time we see Jericho in the ring for a while. Never say never, but it looks like when we do see Jericho return to action it won’t be with New Japan.

H Jenkins

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