• Chris Jericho Compares NJPW Star To The Undertaker
While talking on Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho compared working a match with NJPW Veteran Hiroshi Tanahashi to working a match with fellow WWF Legend The Undertaker.
Here’s what Y2J said:
“When you get in the ring with him (Tanahashi), wow. He is so good, I’m smiling just thinking about it. What it actually reminded me of was the first time I ever worked with Undertaker, who I did not work with until I had been in the WWE for about 10-12 years. We just never were on the same show and never really crossed paths.
And to be in there with a guy like that was just unbelievable, like ‘oh my gosh it’s all true. It’s true! Everything you hear about The Undertaker is true! He’s really that good.’ And that was the same way I felt about Tanahashi.
We just had so much fun being in there together and it was such a blast. He’s so smooth. People think that the Japanese style is dumping each other on each other’s heads and all that stuff, it’s not the case at all.
It was really just a great match and like I said, it helped sell out the Tokyo Dome that year. When we did the two nights in Tokyo, it was the second night, my last match in New Japan, maybe ever. Who knows if we’ll ever go back. But if that’s the last one, what a way to go out.”
You can watch a match with Jericho & The Undertaker from 2010 below:
Chris Jericho joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling right from the start in 2019 and became the first ever AEW World Champion on August 31, 2019 at the All Out PPV.
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• On This Day In WWE History (July 15, 2004) – SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Rey Mysterio & Spike Dudley vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble
2. Paul London vs. D-Von Dudley
3. Handicap Match: John Cena vs. Booker T, Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree
4. WWE Championship – Cage Match: John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Eddie Guerrero