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Don Callis And Kenny Omega Open To Chris Jericho Joining IMPACT

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Don Callis has spoken about the potential of bringing Chris Jericho to IMPACT Wrestling as part of the new working relationship with All Elite Wrestling.

Callis and Le Champion have a great relationship behind the scenes, with the former Jackyl being one of the reasons Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega did battle in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Speaking on an IMPACT Wrestling media call, Callis was quizzed by WrestleZone’s Bill Pritchard on whether or not he would like to do further business with Jericho and bring him to IMPACT as he has AEW World Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega:

“I’ve always been a guy that has a very small group of people that I consider my friends. Chris Jericho and I have been friends for 30 years. He’s my oldest and closest friend in this business. Chris and I, we talk business because Chris is brilliant. I think Chris Jericho might go down as the greatest all-around performer and entertainer in the history of the business and I think Kenny Omega will go down as the greatest wrestler in the history of the business. I will go down as the greatest revolutionary, high-level thinker in the business, and that’s three guys from Winnipeg. So, that’s pretty cool.”

Don Callis then went on to speak about his involvement in the New Japan Pro Wrestling bout between his good friends and how both he and Omega would be open to Jericho making the jump:

“Just as I did in 2017-18 with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, when I put together the match that changed the entire wrestling business. My idea, my execution, Jericho vs. Omega at the Dome. The match that Tony Khan said made him think that something could happen with pro wrestling. We gave birth to AEW with that match. … I included my friend Chris Jericho in that idea not just because Jericho made it work, [not just that he’s] the massive star, but that he’s my friend.

Now as I find myself as the most talked about non-wrestling person in the business and Kenny Omega is the most talked about wrestler. We would both be open to helping Chris out by having him in a situation where he could benefit from what me and Kenny are doing right now because that’s what Don Callis does for his friends and family.”

Currently, Don Callis is serving as both Executive Director of IMPACT Wrestling and the advocate of AEW World Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega, across both his own promotion and All Elite Wrestling.