EVIL’s love of Halloween and the macabre may be the very thing that hurt him today at NJPW’s King Of Pro Wrestling event.
Scheduled to take on Halloween-hating Zack Sabre Jr. in a one-on-one match with IWGP Intercontinental Championship ramifications, EVIL would end up being assaulted by one of the druids that had escorted him to the ring during his appropriately gothic entrance.
That druid would eventually unmask, revealing himself to be current IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Chris Jericho.
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An EVIL Future
Unhappy with having his match called off, Zack Sabre Jr. proceeded to attack a number of Young Lions who were tending to the beaten EVIL. That attack extended to Tiger Hattori, before LIJ leader Tetsuya Naito made the save.
This one event sets up two future bouts between Tetsuya Naito and Zack Sabre Jr., as well as EVIL and Chris Jericho, most likely with the Intercontinental strap on the line.
“I Don’t Live And Let Die”
Jericho has been vocal in recent months about his low opinion of EVIL. When EVIL ran in to save Naito from a previous Jericho attack, Y2J claimed that EVIL needed to “mind his own f******g business,” and promised that he holds “grudges very deeply. I don’t forget. And I don’t live and let die.”
Today saw Chris Jericho being true to his word. It will be interesting to see how EVIL retaliates against the jet-setting superstar going forward.
What did you think of the Chris Jericho ambush? Where does their feud go from here?