As previously reported, Chris Jericho originally asked NXT stars to compete during his scheduled cruise from October 27-31, 2018. His request was denied, which led to him contacting Ring of Honor talent. Weeks of Twitter exchanges from him and IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega has now led to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 inside the Tokyo Dome.
Regarding how Vince McMahon felt about Jericho competing for New Japan, PWInsider reports that the feeling in WWE is that he did not "bat an eye" about the decision, and Triple H is most likely the one more affected by the scheduled WK 12 match.
In other news, Killswitch Engage, popularly known by wrestling fans as the creators of CM Punk's theme song "This Fire Burns" before Cult of Personality, was recently interviewed by CBS local's 104.1 The Jack. The group stated that they are in the works of creating a new entrance theme song for a competitor in the WWE.
"We’re not actually not even supposed to talk about it, but we have two wrestling theme songs in the works right now [for WWE and another wrestling company]. One [song] I believe is finished… The first one is done and then the second one we’re going to start recording in like two weeks."
The group also admitted that the song WWE sent them was "really complicated," and is "not a good song," despite WWE wanting them to cover the song as closely as possible. No word yet on what WWE superstar the song will be given to.
Check out some of the trending wrestling news stories below:
- Former Women’s Champion is ready to return to WWE for a match with Charlotte Flair
- Chris Jericho reveals why WWE declined his offer to use NXT talent on his cruise
- Tension between WWE and Chris Jericho?
- Roman Reigns might not be back in time for Survivor Series
- What’s up with Chris Jericho and WWE and why is he working for New Japan Pro Wrestling?