– Chris Jericho Reveals If Vince McMahon Is Fine With Him Going To NJPW To Face Kenny Omega
During a recent appearance on Jim Ross’ “The Ross Report” podcast, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho was asked if Vince McMahon is fine with him going to NJPW to face IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega.
Below is what Y2J said:
“Yeah, I mean, not to get into specifics, but you know how smart I have been throughout my career and you know the relationship I have with Vince that I would never jeopardize that or give him any nasty surprises, so I’ll just leave it at that.
And like you said, I think in the back of his mind, no matter how much wrestling fans sometimes like to lionize Vince, or whatever the word is, kind of think that he’s this big evil, manipulative guy, I think he appreciates the fact that when the business is healthy, I think that he knows that it’s better for his business as well, so for Chris Jericho to go to New Japan, I mean, everybody knows that I’m a WWE guy.
That’s just the way it is. I have been for 17 years, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime dream match, per se, with a lot of money at stake. And, for me to not pursue that I thought would have been a crime. And I think Vince felt the same way. As I said, the timing of this is perfect.
He was cool with me doing this match because I think deep down inside, Vince loves wrestling and he loves WWE wrestling, but he knows, guess what, it doesn’t matter what you do, J.R., or what I do, we’re WWE guys. It’s what we are. The more they can see us outside of that, the more it promotes his brand.”
– Hot New Photo Of Former WWE Divas Champion
Below is a new photo of former WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly (a.k.a Barbie Blank):