Chris Jericho has named the NJPW stars that he would like to face when he returns to Japan.
Jericho has a long history with New Japan Pro Wrestling from the early days of his career to his return back from 2018-2020.
It has been two years since the first-ever AEW World Champion has competed in a NJPW ring now.
Speaking with Alex McCarthy of Inside The Ropes, the AEW star revealed the New Japan stars that he would want to face when he returns to Japan.
“Well, I mean, the thing is, I headlined three Tokyo Domes in a row. With Kenny in 2018, Naito in 2019, and Tanahashi in 2020. So there was a lot of revenue and a lot of money and a lot of tickets sold with Chris Jericho in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and a lot of momentum,” Jericho said. “Of course, obviously, the pandemic happened which shut everything down. I think there’s still a lot more money to be made in Japan. I think Suzuki and Jericho in Japan means a lot more than Suzuki and Jericho does in the States because Minoru has worked with a lot of guys, you know, I think Minoru worked with like, I don’t know, Joey Janela or whatever the states, which is great. It’s not a Tokyo Dome level match. So there’s a couple of matches I want to keep for Japan Will Ospreay is another one.”
Chris Jericho teamed with Minoru Suzuki at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event in a six-man tag team victory with Sammy Guevara over Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta and Shota Umino.
For the full results from the Forbidden Door event, click here.
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