During a recent appearance on FITE In Focus, AEW star Chris Jericho talked about wrestling in foreign countries again and the potential of a show promoted by both AEW and NJPW.
Outside of Japan and Mexico, Jericho loves the crowds in the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries like Ireland, Australia and New Zealand: “I love wrestling in Japan. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. Mexico City is another great place to wrestle. Sydney, Australia, Melbourne, Australia. All of these places all across the world are Manchester, England, Birmingham, England, they get there. They’re just great wrestling towns. They’re great Fozzy towns. So I can’t wait. Like I said, we’re fortunate enough to be able to make it back to England with Fozzy, the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Dublin’s a great city to work, and Belfast, too, and just to go and every single show was sold out, people were ready to come and be a part of something, again, similar to what’s been happening in the States. So as soon as you know, the UK opens, that’s going to be huge for us.”
A NJPW vs. AEW special show is something Jericho would like to happen when the situation with COVID calms down: “As soon as Japan opens up a little bit more, I can see a huge New Japan vs. AEW Supershow. Like I said, Canada’s a complete no-brainer, because I think there are probably six or seven cities there that we could do huge business in. Because I believe that on TSN, the Canadian Sports Network, our ratings are the highest wrestling ratings out of any company, AEW Dynamite [has the highest ratings], you know that people are ready for us to go there as well. We’re excited, too, because then also, on top of that, there’s so many places we haven’t even been in the states yet.”
While he toured in United Kingdom with Fozzy, Jericho’s last match overseas was on January 5th, 2020, when he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 14.
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