NJPW News: Chris Jericho reacts to his NJPW return
What's the story?
Following his big return to New Japan Pro Wrestling earlier today, former six-time WWE World Champion Chris Jericho recently took it to his official Instagram handle in order to react on his mega NJPW return.
In case you didn’t know…
Earlier this year, Chris Jericho competed in an NJPW ring for the first time in decades when he went to war with Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in the Tokyo Dome. Jericho, who despite losing his IWGP US Title match against Omega, made a big statement the very next night, as he brutally attacked the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon, Tetsuya Naito.
However, during the past few months, Jericho publicly stated on his social media that he was indeed done with NJPW for good and in addition, during a recent interview with ESPN, Y2J also claimed that a potential return to New Japan Pro Wrestling was definitely off the cards until now.
The heart of the matter
PWInsider recently reported that Y2J was indeed set to make his return to NJPW this week as part of the company’s recently concluded Wrestling Dontaku event and it seems like the report was assuredly on point, as earlier today, Chris Jericho once again shocked the entire world when he attacked Tetsuya Naito at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.
Y2J, who was disguised as an LIJ fan on the evening, brutally attacked Naito following Los Ingobernables de Japon’s win over Suzuki Gun at today’s Wrestling Dontaku show and eventually hit the IWGP Intercontinental Champion with a Codebreaker, which was seemingly followed up a brutal shot to the head with the ring bell.
Shortly afterward, Jericho took it to his official Instagram account and posted a photo of himself sporting a Bushi mask (the same which he wore on the night in Fukuoka) and captioned his photo by noting that he is indeed back in NJPW for good.
Later on, Y2J also posted another image of him hitting Naito with the ring bell and this time used a caption that read: “For whom the bell tolls…” (Apparently referring to the Metallica song I believe, given the fact that Jericho himself is the lead singer of a rock band, Fozzy).
Chris Jericho vs Tetsuya Naito could very well take place at this year’s Dominion PPV in Osaka or at the G1 Specials in San Francisco, USA.
Chris Jericho’s return to NJPW was just another awesome moment from today’s amazing NJPW show and his forthcoming match against Naito also promises to be a solid affair as well.