Chris Jericho’s run with NJPW is apparently over.
Jericho says he won’t be working for New Japan Pro Wrestling again in the near future despite appearing to start a feud with Tetsuya Naito at New Year’s Dash by attacking him, which many thought would lead to a match between the two at Strong Style Evolved on March 25th.
It’s likely Jericho could be working fans but it is also possible, and likely, that Jericho is talking with WWE about WrestleMania.
Unfortunately yes. https://t.co/m7EdG57BzU
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) March 5, 2018
NJPW’s Harold Meij Comments on Departing Talent
With the departures of Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks, Chris Jericho, and the likely forthcoming departure of Kenny Omega, New Japan Pro Wrestling has been reeling.
New Japan Pro Wrestling president Harold Meij commented on the departures of the The Elite members, and other talent, most of whom are moving to either WWE or AEW.
Meij: ‘Talent will come & go. That’s life. Half of Japanese people have had more than one occupation. More overseas. There are different life stages, priorities change. What counts is that while here, ppl shine as bright as possible & produce the best product possible for us’— chris charlton (@reasonjp) January 9, 2019
Chase Owens Re-Signs With NJPW
NJPW is expected to lose Kenny Omega at the end of the month, who announced he would be leaving when his contract expires at the end of the month, but they will not be losing Chase Owens.
“The Crown Jewel” Chase Owens has also officially re-signed with NJPW, making the official announcement on Twitter.
Chris Jericho Vows to End Tetsuya Naito’s Career
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho is gearing up for his title defense against Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4th, and he is vowing to end Naito’s career when the two finally meet in the ring.
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