Chris Jericho Talks NJPW Opponents He Wants To Face

Chris Jericho NJPW Invasion
By Jake Skudder

By Jake Skudder

Updated 2:36 PM - May 3, 2021

AEW megastar and former ‘Le Champion’ Chris Jericho recently spoke to ComicBook.com. Jericho discussed a number of topics during the interview, including the potential for an AEW vs NJPW ‘Invasion’ angle at some point.

“There’s a couple of matches there that I would love to have” Chris Jericho began. “[Minoru] Suzuki and Jericho. I think [Will] Ospreay and Jericho. I think Kenny and myself as a tag team against Tana and [Kazuchika] Okada or against [Kota] Ibushi and Okada.”

“That’s a Tokyo Dome main event” Jericho continued. “So all of those matches are in the pipeline. I love Japan. I’ve been there 60 times since 1991. And when I was there, gosh, a thousand years ago, January 4th, 2020, I guess Tanahashi, I had one of my favorite matches I’ve ever had.”

Chris Jericho on Invasion

“So there’s no reason to not go back other than the fact that we literally can’t right now” Jericho added, discussing the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. “Unless you want to spend two weeks in a hotel room. Which I’m not going to do, and [Jon] Moxley is not going to do, and Kenny’s not going to do”.

” So I think when that opens up, that’s the type of invasion angle I think would make some big money” Jericho noted. “Because New Japan is one of the biggest companies in the world with some legit, legendary mainstream stars.”

“And I just love the concept of AEW invading them in Osaka, Dominion in June, and then doing a Tokyo Dome invasion show, and then coming back to do a Madison Square Garden invasion show in our backyard, or Staples Center, something along those lines. So that’s an invasion that I really could get off on and get behind for sure” Jericho concluded.

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