Chris Jericho has traveled the globe for over 30 years and wants to see All Elite Wrestling do the same when the world opens up.
Speaking on FITE in Focus, the first AEW World Champion talked about the places like Mexico, the UK and Japan he’s been to as well as the potential of AEW in these countries.
“I love wrestling in Japan. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. Mexico City is another great place to wrestle. Sydney, Australia, Melbourne, Australia. All of these places all across the world are Manchester, England, Birmingham, England, they get there. They’re just great wrestling towns. They’re great Fozzy towns. So I can’t wait. Like I said, we’re fortunate enough to be able to make it back to England with Fozzy, the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Dublin’s a great city to work, and Belfast, too, and just to go and every single show was sold out, people were ready to come and be a part of something, again, similar to what’s been happening in the States. So as soon as you know, the UK opens, that’s going to be huge for us.”
After reaching new heights in WWE from 1999 to 2017, Chris Jericho made headlines by going to New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Jericho’s impact on the promotion was substantial as he competed in on one of the most important matches in wrestling history against Kenny Omega in the Tokyo Dome at Wrestle Kingdom 12 that set new business records for NJPW.
The Demo God mentioned the potential of a crossover event with New Japan’s best vs. AEW’s elite during the interview, saying:
“As soon as Japan opens up a little bit more, I can see a huge New Japan vs. AEW Supershow. Like I said, Canada’s a complete no-brainer, because I think there are probably six or seven cities there that we could do huge business in. Because I believe that on TSN, the Canadian Sports Network, our ratings are the highest wrestling ratings out of any company, AEW Dynamite [has the highest ratings], you know that people are ready for us to go there as well. We’re excited, too, because then also, on top of that, there’s so many places we haven’t even been in the states yet.”
It remains to be seen if this possible crossover event with AEW and NJPW is the huge announcement that Tony Khan has planned for this Wednesday’s Dynamite, but it would definitely fit the bill.
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