• Chris Jericho’s “Alpha Club” T-Shirt Outsells Bullet Club T-Shirts At Hot Topic
During a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho podcast, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho revealed that his “Alpha Club” T-Shirt has outsold WWE, Bullet Club, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks’ T-Shirts at Hot Topic.
During an appearance on Killing The Town podcast, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho discussed his upcoming match with Kenny Omega with NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12. Jericho explained why this match is the most anticipated match in Pro Wrestling today and below is the conversation:
Jericho: Honestly here’s my favorite thing about this whole situation. So in this day and age when you can put together an angle and a storyline and something that’s very buzz worthy and nobody knew it and it happened in November with the video where everyone was like – Oh my gosh, Chris Jericho is challenging Kenny Omega.
So in Fukuoka a video played. Jericho comes out. There was a great piece of business. But everyone’s so surprised. My thing is – Do you really think that Chris Jericho would book a match at the Tokyo Dome and just allow it to be announced? I have to do something to make people excited about it. So to be here and have nobody know what was going on and it was so great.
To me this is what wrestling is all about: A surprise that nobody saw coming. Everybody in wrestling, all the fans always think they know what’s going on. Tonight they didn’t. And to me that was the most exciting thing.
In Tokyo, in Fukuoka, in Japan and all around the world Jericho versus Omega has now become the most anticipated match in the world today. Tell me a match that means more in 2017-18, please?
Don: I got nothing.
Storm: I don’t have one either and I think the importance is, it’s the unpredictability that’s been so missing in wrestling quite possibly since WCW died. The jumping back and forth, the Lex Luger showing up on the first Nitro – stuff like that. And Jericho showing up in New Japan when nobody thought you would, it just makes the business exciting again.
Jericho: I have a responsibility to the fans that enjoy what Chris Jericho does, to always keep them guessing and that’s why the entire concept of Jericho versus Omega intrigued me because nobody thought it could happen. I’m comparing it to Mayweather-McGregor.
Obviously it’s not the same as far as by ratings or whatever, point is they never thought that match could happen and that’s what I always loved about Jericho vs. Omega. And honestly let’s give credit where credit is due. Don Callis, standing with me right, said to me in June, “Hey Chris, what do you think about this? Jericho versus Omega hahaha”.
But I didn’t laugh. To me it was like wow this is a match that nobody ever thought was gonna happen and that intrigued me because you don’t wrestle unless something intrigues you and I could take or leave it at this point. But Jericho versus Omega in the Tokyo Dome in Japan – wow, that’s intriguing. Because if it was Jericho versus Omega at WrestleMania, that’s cool. This is different.
It’s in this mythical, magical world of Japan. Nobody even really knows what it’s all about and no one thought this match would happen. So the fact that we made it and then actually promoted it and there was a video in Osaka, wow that’s crazy.
Okay good. The match is made. Tokyo Dome, January 4th, Alpha versus Omega. But then we took it to different levels. To me that’s what I love about this, nobody thought it would happen, nobody saw it coming and now that’s happening. It blows away anything else that’s on the table in any company around the world.
My idea was we’ll play a video in Osaka, but then I actually wanted to say Korakuen Hall but they gave us, said: Fukuoka is better. Great. Play another video and let’s do the most basic of wrestling angles. Lights go off, lights go on, there’s Jericho. And let’s do something that has never been seen in the last 10 years because we can’t do that anymore in WWE.
You’re not allowed to get color. But when you get the color it takes things to a different level. And then to see that actual color, that was to me the greatest moment of my career in the last 10 years because it was real and it adds to the whole drama and we’re not allowed to do that in the world I come from. And this was a real money-making angle.
• SmackDown Live Star Wants To Become A Free Agent Like John Cena
SmackDown Live Superstar Rusev noted on Twitter that he wants to work both Raw & SmackDown Live, just like “Free Agent” John Cena. Below is what he tweeted:
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) January 2, 2018