Chris Jericho shocked the world when he jumped to New Japan Pro Wrestling and put on a true Match of the Year candidate with Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12. And It looks like he’s going to keep us all on our toes once again because he’s not done in NJPW just yet!
During New Japan’s New Year’s Dash event the next night, Jericho showed up once again but this time he was attacking a man who was in the other main event at Wrestle Kingdom. No, not Kazuchika Okada, (although we wouldn’t count that out from happening eventually at this point) … it was Tetsuya Naito who received a sneak attack from Y2J this time:
Oh!My God!! @IAmJericho surprises @s_d_naito and the Korakuen crowd at New Year’s Dash! The legend seems to have had enough of Naito’s attitude! Watch Now（English Commentary）▶︎https://t.co/fEh4jA7fML#njpw #njpwworld #njdash pic.twitter.com/b3KeNBcEL0
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) January 5, 2018
This only goes to show Jericho isn’t done with New Japan. After all, he’s got a wildly successful t-shirt already in Hot Topic as part of the New Japan line. That probably should have been a pretty big clue that he might be sticking around for a bit longer.
Authors Take: It looks like Jericho’s deal with New Japan isn’t a one-shot deal. We will endeavor to find out more details regarding Chris Jericho’s future with the RED HOT promotion right here on Wrestle Royalty!