• NJPW Wrestler Thinks He’s Superior To Chris Jericho In Every Single Way
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard, NJPW wrestler Tetsuya Naito talked about winning the “unnecessary” IWGP Intercontinental Championship, possibly beating Chris Jericho, and if he is going to win back the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Below are the highlights:
On winning the “unnecessary” IWGP Intercontinental Championship title:
“You know, Minoru Suzuki likes to call himself the ‘King of Professional Wrestling,’ but there’s no star that shines brighter than Tetsuya Naito. The Intercontinental title isn’t on a king, it’s on the brightest star in the sky once more. But my feelings toward the championship haven’t changed. It’s an unnecessary belt and an unnecessary title. My goal is to do away with it.”
On beating Chris Jericho:
“As a wrestler, I’m superior to him in every single way. The only place he might have me beat is in name recognition. He’s a global superstar. So by beating Jericho, the name Tetsuya Naito, and Los Ingobernables de Japon, becomes even more of a worldwide household name. And that business he pulled in Fukuoka? That was just plain rude. I need him to understand that you can’t do that and expect to get away unharmed.”
On if he is going to win back the IWGP Heavyweight Championship:
“There are a lot of championships in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Of those, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship is number one, the most important. That’s the truth. But it’s also the truth that right now, Tetsuya Naito is more important, has more worth than the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. So I’m not worried. That title will find its way to me in due course. It’s only natural.”
• Vince McMahon Wishes Roman Reigns
Vince McMahon wished Roman Reigns on his birthday yesterday. Below is Vince’s tweet:
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) May 25, 2018
• Former WWE Star Wants To Join New Japan Pro Wrestling
According to the Wrestling Observer, former WWE Superstar John Morrison wants to work in New Japan Pro Wrestling and recently enquired about it.
However, the Wrestling Observer noted that NJPW officials could have a problem in bringing Morrison over because he has a relationship with the AAA promotion and NJPW officials don’t use anyone from the AAA roster as NJPW has a working relationship with the CMLL promotion.
However, this “AAA ban” might no longer be in effect as Rey Mysterio is competing for both these promotions.