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Chris Jericho Could See AEW vs NJPW Supershow Happening

Chris Jericho

AEW star Chris Jericho thinks a supershow between his company and New Japan Pro Wrestling is not too far away from happening.

Jericho competed for NJPW as recently as January 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14 while still AEW World Champion. Several stars from the Japanese company have made appearances in AEW since then such as Minoru Suzuki, KENTA, Satoshi Kojima, and Yuji Nagata.

With the world beginning to now emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris Jericho thinks it won’t be long before AEW goes international. Speaking to FITE In Focus, The Influencer says he wants to see AEW tread the same paths as his rock band Fozzy and make hay in the UK:

“I love wrestling in Japan. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. Mexico City is another great place to wrestle. Sydney, Australia, Melbourne, Australia. All of these places all across the world are Manchester, England, Birmingham, England, they get there. They’re just great wrestling towns. They’re great Fozzy towns. So I can’t wait.”

“Like I said, we’re fortunate enough to be able to make it back to England with Fozzy, the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Dublin’s a great city to work, and Belfast, too, and just to go and every single show was sold out, people were ready to come and be a part of something, again, similar to what’s been happening in the States. So as soon as you know, the UK opens, that’s going to be huge for us.”

Chris Jericho added that he thinks a supershow with New Japan stars competing against AEW wrestlers could happen and adds that Canada is another untapped touring market for them that he thinks will do well:

“As soon as Japan opens up a little bit more, I can see a huge New Japan vs. AEW supershow. Like I said, Canada’s a complete no-brainer, because I think there are probably six or seven cities there that we could do huge business in.”

“I believe that on TSN, the Canadian Sports Network, our ratings are the highest wrestling ratings out of any company, AEW Dynamite [has the highest ratings], you know that people are ready for us to go there as well. We’re excited, too, because then also, on top of that, there’s so many places we haven’t even been in the States yet.”

h/t Fightful