Chris Jericho Comments On The Success Of Wrestle Kingdom 12, Wanting The ‘Brock Lesnar Idea’ w/ New Japan, What His Future Holds

Bill Pritchard
Chris Jericho Comments On The Success Of Wrestle Kingdom 12, Wanting The ‘Brock Lesnar Schedule’ w/ New Japan, What His Future Holds

Photo Credit: Getty Images, SiriusXM Studios on August 29, 2017 in New York City.

Chris Jericho joined Dave Lagreca and Bully Ray on Busted Open yesterday, which is his first interview since his Alpha vs. Omega match with Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome for NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 12.

Jericho comments on the success of his match with Omega, and talks about his future with New Japan moving forward. You can read a few transcribed highlights (credit to Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com) and listen to clips from the show below:

When WWE did [Braun] Strowman versus Brock [Lesnar], and [John] Cena versus Roman [Reigns] on kind of a secondary pay-per-view a few months ago, I was kind of like ‘what an extra bonus for me’ because those are two of the biggest matches you can have in the wrestling world. Once those two matches happened, it left it right open for ‘Alpha vs Omega’; there was no other match that was hotter in the business that you could have, maybe even Cena versus Undertaker, but I don’t even know if that would have the same type of buzz that this one had. [Cena vs Taker] was inevitable, but this one [Alpha vs Omega] was a total shock.

It’s… don’t oversaturate; I’m not going to join the G1 Climax and be just another guy. I want to do the Brock Lesnar idea in New Japan. I just want to hit my spots and come and go, almost where you’re like ‘this guy is never there, but when he’s there he makes an impact.’ And that might be the extent of it, so I just have to reevaluate and see what I want to do next wrestling wise. What can I do and make an impact, what is available timing wise, and how is the body holding up.

A lot of people are saying my last match was my best match that I’ve ever had, and I never expected that. I knew it was going to be good, but to have that? That is just a completely different level of excitement. Once again, I just kind of stumbled into this really cool position by marking smart moves by using my brain. I think the smart thing is, sometimes I think you just have to look at the forest for the trees, and see what the big picture is.

Busted Open with Dave Lagreca & Bully Ray can be heard weekdays from 2p-4p Eastern Time only on SiriusXM Rush Channel 93 and is available any time on demand on the SiriusXM App.

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