Chris Jericho continues to make waves, and he recently took to his ‘Talk Is Jericho’ podcast to admit that he pitched a potential NJPW vs. WWE match for this Sunday’s SummerSlam PPV, more specifically, an Intercontinental Champion vs Intercontinental Champion match.
Jericho says that he pitched the idea to “a certain head of a certain wrestling company. I’ve got something for you. I said what do you think about Intercontinental champion vs. Intercontinental champion: Jericho vs. Rollins?”
While Jericho admits that idea got a “decent reponse” he said he never heard back from WWE regarding the idea.
Since then, Dolph Ziggler has captured the Intercontinental title while Jericho has been the IWGP Intercontinental Champion since June 9th after he defeated Tetsuya Naito in a match at Dominion.
NJPW Talent Considering Departure, Upset with New Management
It appears that the new management heading up NJPW, led by Harold Meij, is rubbing talent the wrong way, upsetting their wrestlers so much so that they are considering a departure from the promotion, eyeing WWE as the next destination.
According to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, Meij is also receiving backlash.
“The initial reaction was that the feeling was that he talks down to the wrestlers, he then continued to say many of the wrestlers are concerned he has no history in the business as well.
There are people who in the past had never even considered WWE who are thinking about it, and others who were completely committed to staying who are probably still leaning that way, but are considering the WWE option.”
NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling Card Unveiled
The card is as follows:
• IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kenny Omega vs. Cody vs. Kota Ibushi
• G1 Briefcase w/Wrestle Kingdom Title Shot: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White
• IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll
• IWGP Jr. Tag Team Title Match: Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask
• EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
• Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano and Roppongi 3K vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI and a mystery partner
• Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Will Ospreay vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Takashi Iizuka
• The Young Bucks, Hangman Page and Chase Owens vs. Guerillas of Destiny, Bad Luck Fale and Taiji Ishimori
• Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma vs. Juice Robinson and Toa Henare
Tetsuya Naito Teasing New Member of Los Ingobernables De Japon
The New Japan Pro Wrestling stable Los Ingobernables De Japon may be getting a new member, thanks to a new video that has been posted on the official NJPW YouTube channel that features Tetsuya Naito teasing a new addition to the faction.
In the video, which you can see below, the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion mysteriously says that “On October 8th, at Ryogoku Sumo arena. We will introduce a new ‘pareja [partner].’ Stay tuned.”
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