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Chris Jericho On NJPW’s Popularity Growing


Chris Jericho was last seen on television for New Japan Pro Wrestling after defeating Tetsuya Naito at Dominion for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.

In a recent interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, Jericho discussed the attention New Japan has been gathering and the popularity it has been growing:

“(NJPW) is a company that’s slowly but surely increasing its worldwide popularity and basically breathing down the neck of the WWE. It’s a Japanese wrestling company, the top stars are Japanese, but there we were, two foreigners, headlining and main eventing the Tokyo Dome. It would be like two Japanese football teams in the Super Bowl. The fact it’s two guys from Winnipeg is a really huge deal.”

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