Jericho makes ridiculous claim on podcast

Chris Jericho recently appeared on the Killing The Town podcast, and discussed his storyline with Kenny Omega in NJPW. Whilst speaking about the angle where he attacked Omega, Jericho made a ridiculous claim when he stated that being able to use color took things to a whole new level, and that when he saw the blood coming from Omega, “that was, to me, the greatest moment in my career in the last 10 years.”

This comment was utterly ridiculous based on the fact that Jericho has had incredible moments in the WWE from 2007-2017, coupled with the fact that during the last 12 months, he regularly referenced his last WWE run as the best of his career.

Prior to his last run, Jericho regularly cited working with Shawn Michaels in 2008 as the best program of his career, his ladder match with Shawn Michaels as the best match and until his recent run with Kevin Owens, always cited his 2008-2010 heel run as his best work.

Based on everything Jericho has done in the last decade, the comment is utterly ridiculous and as is often the the case with Jericho, was simply made to hype up his upcoming match against Omega. It’s likely that when Jericho looks back on his career, attacking Kenny Omega in a minor league promotion, won’t get anywhere near his top 10 career moments.

Triple H surprising comments on Omega vs Jericho

 

Triple H was recently interviewed by CBSSports.com, where he was asked about the NJPW match between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega:

“I think it’s great. Good for Chris. It’s phenomenal. Good for Kenny, good for New Japan. We were aware and that was a conversation that was had.”

Triple H added:

“Chris is one of the greatest talents in the history of the business, so I think it’s great. Good product is good product. I’m happy for them, happy for Chris and happy for everybody.”

AXS to air three-hour NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 special on January 6

According to Dave Meltzer, AXS TV will air this year’s entire Wrestle Kingdom event on January 6th 2017 starting at 8 PM. This event will air as part of an 11 hour New Japan marathon. Seeing as the show will be available on regular cable TV, added to that the fact that Chris Jericho is wrestling in one of the main events, Wrestle Kingdom will likely gain a much larger American audience than in the past. In the past Americans had to either watch the event streamed on NJPW’s New Japan World app or purchase it on PPV, resulting in predictibly miniscule numbers compared to the audience the WWE pulls in on a weekly basis.

Chris Jericho to Wrestle Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12

https://twitter.com/njpwglobal/status/927136488596258817

Chris Jericho and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced today that Jericho will be facing that stupid idiot Kenny Omega in the Tokyo Dome at Wretle Kingdom 12 on January 4th 2018. For those unaware, Wrestle Kindom is the WrestleMania of Japan. 

It will be very interesting to find out what sort of deal Jericho worked out between the WWE and NJPW. Jericho is an elder statesman of the WWE and does dip in and out of the WWE as he pleases, splitting his time between wrestling and his band Fozzy. Jericho is basically an untouchable in the company being one of the last superstars from the attitude era still wrestling regularly. 

Jericho has a lot of history in Japan. He lived and wrestled in Japan for many years early in his career, and was a major star there. He credits the time he spent in Japan, and in Mexico and Germany, as instrumental to his success in the WCW and WWE. 

PWI Releases 2017 Top 500


PWI has released its top 500 list of wrestlers worldwide. This year’s list is topped by Kazuchika Okada.

The top ten of the list is as follows:

  1. Kazuchika Okada
  2. A.J. Styles
  3. Kevin Owens
  4. Roman Reigns
  5. Kenny Omega
  6. Shinsuke Nakamura
  7. Dean Ambrose
  8. Samoa Joe
  9. Bobby Roode
  10. The Miz

It’s interesting to note that Okada is the first Japanese wrestler to top the annual list, and aside from Kenny Omega, is the only non WWE talent in the top 10.