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Chris Jericho Did Not Request Permission to Work NJPW Wrestle Kingdom Event

Posted By James Walsh on 12/06/17


Chris Jericho talked about informing Vince McMahon about his match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 against Kenny Omega in a new interview with Busted Open Radio. Audio and highlights are below.

On Vinceís reaction, Jericho said, ďI know he wasnít upset because I called him six weeks before and told him. As soon as the deal was done, I would never surprise him like that. You know, I didnít ask him for his permission, but I didnít have to. I told him what was going on. To be quite frank with you, he was super excited about it.Ē

He went on to say, ďSee with Vince, he loves wrestling. Itís what he knows best. Obviously his mission is to seek and destroy and kill every other company, but I think he secretly likes it when other companies do good, because it makes it better for his company. When Chris Jericho goes to New Japan, and everyone knows Iím not a New Japan guy, Iím a WWE guy, when Chris Jericho versus Kenny Omega headlines the Tokyo Dome, itís not some kind of behind-the-scenes screwjob. Itís taking a great opportunity and helping the business, helping Kenny Omega, helping New Japan, but guess what, it helps Chris Jericho, which in turn helps WWE. I think all of that is stuff you take into consideration. If it had been somebody else, I think Vince wouldnít have been happy, but once again, he knows where Iím coming from. I would say you could count on one hand the amount of people that had done that over the years, as far as leaving for somewhere else and telling him about it first. I had no contractual obligation but it was respect for the guy that I still consider to be my boss, because I would never want to do him like that. Thatíd be a pretty crappy thing to wake up one day and see that. I think it was the right move to do and I think he appreciated it.Ē