Chris Jericho vs Hiroshi Tanahashi Reportedly Slated For Wrestle Kingdom

Chris Jericho and Hiroshi Tanahashi is reportedly in the works for Wrestle Kingdom.

Chris Jericho Hiroshi Tanahashi

Wrestle Kingdom inside the Tokyo Dome next year will be a 2-day event on January 4th and 5th. It is being reported that on the first night of Wrestle Kingdom 14, New Japan Pro Wrestling is interested in presenting Chris Jericho against the Ace of New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi.

According to a report from SI.com, multiple sources are confirming Jericho vs Tanahashi is in the works for the card.

“Chris Jericho is scheduled to face Hiroshi Tanahashi at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome, multiple sources tell Sports Illustrated,” the report reads.

Chris Jericho vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

Jericho returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling for the first time in almost 20 years at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in 2018. He lost to Kenny Omega on the show. Jericho would then go on to defeat Tetsuya Naito for the Intercontinental Championship at Dominion that year. He would first defend the title successfully against EVIL before losing it back to Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13.

Jericho’s only match for New Japan in 2019 was at Dominion this year. He lost an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match to Kazuchika Okada.