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What’s Next For Chris Jericho In New Japan Pro Wrestling

Chris Jericho’s time in New Japan Pro Wrestling has been very violent and full of profanity so far. Longtime fans of heel antics have longed to see this kind of aggressive nature out of Superstars especially a guy with the verbal ability like The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla.

Jericho’s win at NJPW’s Dominion show was a beatdown, to say the least. He took Tetsuya Naito to the limit capturing the IWGP Intercontinental Title and securing his spot in New Japan Pro Wrestling. All the while he looked like one of the droogs from Clockwork Orange and it was pretty epic to see.

The Fozzy frontman is plenty busy and there is more touring in the works for his musical passion project because they are finding tremendous success as well. But it looks like Jericho is marking out a few dates in his busy calendar to pop back up in New Japan to defend his newly won title.

“So it looks like Jericho and Evil will be the next one,” Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio. “Obviously with the way the beating was that there’s going to be another Jericho/Naito match down the line. So it could be Jericho and Naito at Tokyo Dome, Jericho and Evil at one of the shows before the Tokyo Dome which you know makes sense too.”

“If Jericho is going to stay then he should have won so I guess he’s going to stay and you know I was kind of surprised for whatever reason I thought that maybe he wasn’t going to stay.” Therefore it looks like Jericho continues to work us all even Dave Meltzer. Because Y2J is sticking around in NJPW man, and you can bet his reign as IWPG Intercontinental Champion will be one worth watching.

If this leads to another match at the Tokyo Dome then we might be in for some pretty incredible action but only time will tell what will really happen. Chris Jericho’s story in New Japan could very well stretch the span of two incredible Wrestle Kingdom matches inside the world-famous Tokyo Dome with him taking on a new heel persona for each match. After all, Chris Jericho doesn’t do anything unless it’s worth his time and his run with New Japan Pro Wrestling so far has been pretty noteworthy.

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