Chris Jericho is back under the NJPW (New Japan Pro-Wrestling) banner and already has his next match booked.
Jericho wants to wrestle Hiroshi Tanahashi at the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 – Night Two event and he will get his wish. The promotion did an angle at Sunday’s Power Struggle show after Kota Ibushi and Tanahashi defeated Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI in a tag team match.
This is when a video aired of a man vaguely looking like Tanahashi and rocking out to Tanahashi’s theme song. In the video, there were people who were attacked that led to Jericho appearing in his Painmaker outfit.
Jericho issued the challenge and warned that he’ll make this Tanahashi’s last match. Tanahashi accepted, which made the match official.
This contest was first reported by SI.com back on October 2nd. The show will take place over the course of two nights inside the Tokyo Dome next year on January 4th and 5th.
Jericho last appeared for NJPW at the Dominion event in June where he lost to Okada.
Jericho makes his next title defense on PPV when he wrestles Cody Rhodes at the upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view event on Saturday, November 9th from Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena.