Despite last meeting each other in the ring only two months ago at the Winnipeg, Canada edition of AEW Dynamite (March 15), Chris Jericho still believes there is more story to be told between himself and Kenny Omega, specifically in Japan.
Before sharing a locker room in AEW, Jericho and Omega would compete in NJPW at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January 2018, however, they would never get to run it back until they were both in Jacksonville.
Speaking to Monthly Puroresu, Jericho explained that despite their numerous encounters since in AEW, there is still legs in another program for the two in the Far East.
“The story is there. And once again, if you look at 2018, 2019 and 2020, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho headlined the Tokyo Dome between the two of us. Actually, I think 2017 as well. Between four years, the two of us headlined the Tokyo Dome – one of four years in a row.
“Like the Tokyo Dome. The three years I did, it was two main events and I was one, and Kenny was the other in 2018 and 2019, and in 2020 Kenny had gone – but I was still one of the main events. So in 2017, Kenny was the main event.
“So you look at Kenny and Jericho, I mean it’s right there. Whatever combination you wanna put us in – we’ll draw.
“I mean you could put Kenny and Jericho as the “Golden Jets”, which is Bobby Hall’s nickname in Winnipeg in the seventies, the Golden Jets.
“This is like Tanahashi and Ibushi or Okada and Ibushi or whatever it may be. I think that’s the Tokyo Dome main event right there.
“You know, I mean it’s easy. So all of those bullets are in the chamber, so to speak. And I’m sure we’ll get to it when the time is right.”
With AEW’s relationship with NJPW continuing to be as healthy as ever and the second annual Forbidden Door event set for June 25, the chances of Jericho getting his wish are promising.
However, for now both men remain on different paths heading into Double or Nothing with Kenny Omega and the newly reformed Elite taking on the Blackpool Combat Club in an ‘Anarchy at the Arena’ match while Jericho is anticipated to be facing Adam Cole on May 28.
Here are the results from the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite:
Christian Cage and Luchasaurus attacked TNT Champion Wardlow with a ladder, setting up Cage vs Wardlow in a ladder match at Double Or Nothing
Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy def. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty
Sammy Guevara def. Exodus Prime
Karen Jarrett appeared and helped Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt attack FTR
Toni Storm & Ruby Soho def. Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker
The 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing for Orange Cassidy’s International Championship was announced
Tony Khan announced upcoming dates and locations for AEW Collision, but said the location of the premiere would be revealed next week
Roderick Strong def. Chris Jericho in a Falls Count Anywhere match thanks to help from Adam Cole
Jack Perry def. Rush
Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara ran out to help Perry when he was being attacked by Le Faccion Ingobernables
Jay White def. Ricky Starks via DQ when Starks used a steel chair that had been introduced by White’s partner Juice Robinson
Don Callis came to address turning on Kenny Omega, which turned into a big brawl between the Blackpool Combat Club and The Elite, including Adam Page returning and rejoining The Elite and setting up an Anarchy in the Arena match for Double Or Nothing
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