A few weeks ago Chris Jericho set the internet on fire when he challenged Kenny Omega to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Omega quickly accepted the match, and now they’re set to face off inside the Tokyo Dome on January 4.
After the announcement was made there was a lot of speculation regarding what Vince McMahon did, or didn’t know about the match, but Jericho has put all the rumors to rest. He recently appeared on Busted Open Radio and said that he called Vince McMahon as soon as the deal was done, and Vince was excited when he heard the news.
“I know he wasn’t upset because I called him six weeks before and told him as soon as the deal was done. I would never surprise him like that. You know, I didn’t ask him for his permission, but I didn’t have to. I told him what was going on, and to be quite frank with you guys, he was super excited about it.”
Furthermore, Jericho added that Vince knew his intentions were in the right place, and that the situation is a win-win for everyone involved.
“You see the thing about Vince is he loves wrestling. It’s what he knows best, and I think obviously his mission is to seek and destroy and kill every other company. But I think he secretly likes it when other companies do good, because it just makes it better for his company. And when Chris Jericho goes to New Japan, everybody knows I’m not a New Japan guy. I’m a WWE guy. You see Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega, it’s not like it’s some kind of a behind the scenes screw job. It’s taking a great opportunity and helping the business, helping Kenny Omega, helping New Japan. But guess what? It helps Chris Jericho. Which in turn helps the WWE.”
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