For many years Chris Jericho has been thought of as a WWE guy, but he changed that perception when he faced Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom earlier this year.
Out of respect for Vince McMahon, Jericho called Vince and told him about the match ahead of time, and Jericho recently told Busted Open Radio that so far McMahon has been supportive.
“I know the first stuff I called him and told him about it and he was all for it. Then when I told him I was going to do more, nothing really negative, still very supportive. But I think now that it may be becoming a bit of a slight issue. It’s another company out there and I know for a fact he takes every company very seriously.”
The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion went on to say that as far as he knows everything is still cool, but that could change in the future.
“I still think everything’s cool, but I feel if my involvement with New Japan continues, I might get a call one of these days. Until then I’m still going to do this because it is different.”
One can’t help but wonder how Vince McMahon feels about Jericho’s relationship with NJPW now, as this interview was conducted prior to Dominion, and Jericho defeated Tetsuya Naito to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at the event.
EXCLUSIVE: @IAmJericho joined @davidlagreca1 & @bullyray5150 LIVE from Osaka, Japan this morning ahead of #njdominion and he compared @s_d_naito to being as big a babyface in Japan as @TheRock & @JohnCena & Vince McMahon's reaction to him working in NJPW again. pic.twitter.com/HSNIfcK2es
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) June 8, 2018