Tetsuya Naito and Chris Jericho will settle their differences at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 pay-per-view next month. Jericho will defend his IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Naito at the event. The pair’s rivalry has stretched back to last year, when Jericho claimed his match with Kenny Omega should be the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 12. But it was Naito’s match with Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship that main evented the evening.
Jericho went on to defeat Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Title at the NJPW Dominion PPV. Now, after a successful title defense over EVIL at Power Struggle 2018, Jericho is ready to face Naito again. Recently, Jericho threatened that he’d end the Japanese star’s career when they meet inside the ring at Wrestle Kingdom 13. Now, Naito has returned the threat. In a video uploaded to NJPW’s YouTube channel, Naito has also vowed to end the former WWE star’s professional wrestling career:
Check out the current Wrestle Kingdom 13 card below:
- IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: (C) Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- IWGP Intercontinental Title Match: (C) Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: (C) KUSHIDA vs. Taiji Ishimori
- IWGP United States Title Match: (C) Cody vs. Juice Robinson
- IWGP Tag Team Title Match: (C) Guerrillas of Destiny vs. The Young Bucks vs. EVIL and SANADA
- RevPro British Heavyweight Title Match: (C) Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: (C) Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado vs. Roppongi 3K vs. BUSHI and Shingo Takagi
- IWGP NEVER Openweight Title Match: (C) Kota Ibushi vs. Will
- Gauntlet Match to determine #1 Contenders for NEVER Six-Man Titles: Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, and Togi Makabe vs. David Finley, Jeff Cobb, and Yuji Nagata vs. Best Friends and Hirooki Goto vs. Killer Elite Squad and Minoru Suzuki vs. Marty Scurll, Adam Page, and Yujiro Takahashi