Chris Jericho Says NJPW Superstar Can Challenge For The AEW World Title

Chris Jericho released a video promo on his Instagram page in response to NJPW superstar Hiroshi Tanahashi’s recent interview with Tokyo Sports, where The Ace claimed that if he defeated Jericho on night two of WrestleKingom 14 he’d challenge Jericho for the AEW world title. Le Champion reveals that he’s spoken to company President Tony Khan, and will give Tanahashi the title opportunity if he loses.

What you don’t know is I speak and read perfect Japanese and I read what you said about the Tokyo Dome,” Jericho began. “You said if you can beat me that you would enter the forbidding portal and request a title shot for the AEW Championship. I thought it’s a great idea. So, ‘Le Champion’ asked the Chairman of the Board, the owner of AEW, Tony Khan, if it was okay to grant your request, and he said ‘yes.’ So, if you can beat me in the Tokyo Dome, I will give you a championship match for the AEW Title.

Check it out below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)

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Getting ready to fly to #Tokyo on my private jet and I read your comments in #TokyoSports! And I agree…if you can beat me in the #TokyoDome on Jan 5, I will give you a shot at the @allelitewrestling World Championship! #forbiddendoor

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