WWE News: Vince McMahon gave Chris Jericho his blessing for Wrestle Kingdom 12
What's the story?
Today, November 9th, is Chris Jericho's 47th birthday, and the news of him wrestling Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 apparently didn't upset Vince McMahon as he wished him a happy birthday on Twitter today:
In case you didn't know...
Chris Jericho is no stranger to Japan. He wrestled for Wrestling and Romance (now known as Wrestle Association "R") in 1994, and for New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1997 while still with WCW as they had a talent exchange agreement.
The heart of the matter...
Mike Johnson of PWInsider is reporting on a recent interview that Kenny Omega did with Tokyo Sports. Omega discussed Jericho's status with New Japan Pro Wrestling and Vince McMahon with the following quote:
"Jericho is not full-time, he is still with WWE. Of course, Vince McMahon has given permission."
There was speculation that since the WWE turned Jericho down from having NXT wrestlers on his upcoming cruise next year, he decided to wrestle for another company; however, the talk of Omega v. Jericho started back in August.
Wrestle Kingdom 12 will take place live from the Tokyo Dome on January 4th. The card is already stacked with six title matches. In addition to Chris Jericho v. Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship, Kazuchika Okada takes on Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and Cody Rhodes takes on Kota Ibushi for the Ring Of Honor World Championship.
First off I'd like to wish The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla a happy birthday!
As long as it is true, I'm happy to hear that Vince gave Jericho his blessing to wrestle Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12. It's a dream match that I never thought we'd see.
Part of me wonders if Vince gave Jericho his blessing as an olive branch to the Bullet Club for the cease and desists with the Young Bucks.