Chris Jericho is a true legend in the pro wrestling world who has done it all in the business. He is also proud to be working in AEW and makes sure everyone knows it as well. Jericho also hoped CM Punk’s injury would’ve let him face Hiroshi Tanahashi.

As seen on a previous episode of AEW Rampage, CM Punk revealed that he is injured. This shocked fans as they believed another Summer Of Punk was going to happen.

While speaking with TSN, Chris Jericho revealed what he originally thought about CM Punk getting injured. jericho stated that he hoped he would get to face Hiroshi Tanahashi at the Forbidden Door event.

“To be honest with you, when Punk got hurt, I thought maybe I would get the call to work with Tanahashi,” Jericho said. “Obviously, Mox is a great choice as well, but that to me is the status of what I should be doing in a New Japan situation. Don’t forget, we’ve got Blood and Guts three days later, so if I do something at Forbidden Door, it has to be something that leads to Blood and Guts. It has to be the next step in the story, so where does that fit in? Well, we have to use our heads and figure something out to make it fit in somewhere.

“And you can’t really have a pay-per-view without Chris Jericho on the show or Eddie Kingston on the show or Bryan Danielson on the show at this point, especially with Punk and other guys out. I’m sure I’ll be involved in some capacity, but it’s going to have to be more of something that fits together with what’s going on at Blood and Guts, which probably means not so much a singles match and more of a faction-based match with the Jericho Appreciation Society at the crux of it versus the BCC or whatever New Japan guys we decide could fit in there.”

Hiroshi Tanahashi will be facing off against Jon Moxley at AEW x NJPW’s Forbidden Door event on Jun 26th. We’ll have to see who will come out on top in the match.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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