​Report – Chris Jericho Originally Wanted To Face Hideo Itami On The Upcoming Tour Of Japan

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Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

UPDATE: As previously reported, Chris Jericho will have a match with Finn Balor at WWE’s live event in Tokyo, Japan on July 4. He originally wanted to work with Hideo Itami because he wants a match that will be special for Japanese fans.

After Itami was injured, Jericho asked to work with Balor instead. Itami will still going to Japan at the end of the month to promote WWE’s upcoming tour.

ORIGINAL: The following matches are being locally advertised for the WWE’s two-day mini-tour of Japan, which is set for July. WWE NXT talents Kevin Owens and Finn Balor are being advertised for the tour…



JULY 3RD:
* WWE United States champion John Cena vs. Rusev
* Dolph Ziggler vs. King Barrett
* Also scheduled to appear: NXT champion Kevin Owens, WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Neville, Luke Harper, Lucha Dragons, Los Matadores and Naomi.

JULY 4TH
* Chris Jericho vs. Finn Balor
* John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. King Barrett & Rusev
* The New Day vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro
* Also scheduled to appear: NXT champion Kevin Owens, WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Neville, Luke Harper, Lucha Dragons, Los Matadores and Naomi.

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