Chris Jericho has the ability to work for NJPW as an AEW contracted roster member. He has appeared for the company with the AEW World Title in the past. He’s not done in Japan and he made that point very clear.
While speaking to TSN, Chris Jericho revealed that he’s not done in NJPW. He has a lot of unfinished business in Japan. He just had to wait out the pandemic before he can get back to it.
There are many opponents that Chris Jericho has yet to face that he would like to check off of his list.
“There’s a lot of unfinished business for me in New Japan. Jay White is one [potential opponent], [Minoru] Suzuki is another one that would draw big money. Kota Ibushi and [Will] Ospreay — those four guys I’d love to work with. I’d love to do a ‘Golden Jets’ team — Kenny and Jericho — versus [Kazuchika] Okada and Ibushi or [Hiroshi] Tanahashi and Okada or Tanahashi and Ibushi.
“I think that’s a Tokyo Dome main event right there. So there’s a lot of stuff I’d still like to do in New Japan and as soon as we can start going over there again, I’m more than agreeable to doing more work there. I really enjoyed the six matches that I had there in 2018 and 2019 and think there’s plenty of room for more.”
The subject of NJPW is a rather contentious one right now. WWE President Nick Khan was reportedly talking to NJPW, but Tony Khan fired back at that report. He also grilled the WWE President in the process. This received quite a reaction.
We’ll have to see how soon Chris Jericho can get back to NJPW. The pandemic seems to be slowing, but Japan still has very strict entry protocol with a required quarantine time.
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