Former IWGP Intercontinental Chris Jericho has vowed to make a return to New Japan Pro Wrestling despite being under contract with AEW (All Elite Wrestling. It should be noted that Jericho’s deal with AEW allows him to continue working with NJPW.
In his most recent match, he lost the IWGP Intercontinental Title to Tetsuya Naito at the Wrestle Kingdom 13 event earlier this month at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
Jericho made his intentions known about returning to NJPW during a recent Instagram post that you can see here:
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Jericho has made several appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling over the last year including a 5-star classic against Omega at the Wrestle Kingdom 12 event, at Dominion, he captured the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Naito and retaining Intercontinental Championship against EVIL at the NJPW Power Struggle event last November.
After Wrestle Kingdom 13, Jericho talked with some media members about the contest and how he has put his focus on winning the IWGP Heavyweight Title which is currently held by Hiroshi Tanahashi, who beat Kenny Omega for it at this same show.