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Backstage Details On What Led To Chris Jericho Wanting To Face Kenny Omega & When Did He Negotiate With NJPW, Big Spoiler Regarding Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

Chris Jericho To Face Kenny Omega At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

On This Day In WWF History (November 7, 1985) – The Wrestling Classic

On this day in Old School Pro Wrestling history on November 7, 1985, the WWF aired ‘The Wrestling Classic’ LIVE on PPV from The Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Illinois.

This PPV is remembered for 2 major things, the long anticipated one-on-one match for the WWF World Heavyweight Title between Champion Hulk Hogan and his archnemesis “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, as well as a 16 man elimination tournament.

On a side note, fans were able to win a Rolls-Royce in a seperate contest during the PPV.

Here are the results:

First Round
Adrian Adonis def. Corporal Kirchner

First Round
Dynamite Kid def. Nikolai Volkoff

First Round
Randy Savage def. Ivan Putski

First Round
Ricky Steamboat def. Davey Boy Smith via forfeit

First Round
Junkyard Dog def. The Iron Sheik

First Round
Moondog Spot def. Terry Funk via countout

First Round
Tito Santana def. The Magnificent Muraco

First Round
Paul Orndorff def. Bob Orton via DQ

Quarter Final
The Dynamite Kid def. Adrian Adonis

Quarter Final
Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) def. Ricky Steamboat

Quarter Final
The Junkyard Dog def. Moondog Spot

Quarter Final
Tito Santana fought Paul Orndorff to a double count out

WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Hulk Hogan (c) def. Roddy Piper via DQ

Semi Final
Randy Savage def. The Dynamite Kid

Junkyard Dog def. Randy Savage via count out

Backstage Details On What Led To Chris Jericho Wanting To Face Kenny Omega & When Did He Negotiate With NJPW

Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer discussed the backstage details on Old School WWF Legend “Y2J” Chris Jericho returning to NJPW to face IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega during a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Live.

Below is what he said:

“So the Omega-Jericho match….They started talking in August and it was Jericho’s idea. He got the idea from watching the build-up to the McGregor and Mayweather fight.

And his idea was that this thing (Mayweather vs. McGregor) is gonna be so big, so how can I do something just like this. And his idea was that it’s got to be a match that people think that they could never see and his decision on that match would be Kenny Omega.

So he went to Don Callis, mutual friend, who pitched it to Kenny Omega. And then they talked to Gedo, who Jericho used to tag team with about 20-plus years ago.

They had some meetings in New York. The New Japan officials and Jericho met and negotiated for several weeks, came to a deal and there we are.

Right now, it’s a one time thing. If it’s any more than a one time thing and it’s two show thing, you’d probably want to do the rematch in April.

If you did the rematch in April, because that would be the Sakura Genesis show, that takes Jericho out of WrestleMania. And I don’t think he’s gonna miss WrestleMania.

I mean he could. I mean he’s missed WrestleMania before. It’s just that’s just one of the considerations. That’s all.”

Big Spoiler Regarding Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

With WWE officials wanting to protect former NXT Women’s Champion Asuka in every way possible, the Raw Women’s Survivor Series team is now scheduled to defeat the SmackDown Live women’s team in their elimination match.

Also, Asuka is scheduled to be either the sole survivor or one of the survivors in the match.

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