After Kenny Omega was able to defend his IWGP United States Championship against Baretta at NJPW's Power Struggle event this past weekend, Omega issued an open challenge. Despite weeks of trolling each other on Twitter, seeing Jericho appear on NJPW programming was unexpected and shocking to say the least.
Now, there may even be a "bit" of tension between Jericho and WWE over recent events. The two of them will be facing off at the biggest New Japan show of the year, WrestleKingdom 12, on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome.
This obviously raises a lot of questions. The odds would be very interesting to analyze due to the "anything can happen" nature surrounding Chris Jericho.More news: Former Bernie Campaign Chair: 'It Was Pretty Clear' DNC Favored Clinton
Ex-WWE writer Andrew Goldstein posited that Vince McMahon and Jericho had planned Y2J's challenge to Omega as a way of introducing the Bullet Club leader to WWE, but that doesn't appear to be the case based on this report from WrestleZone.
Though Jericho is not presently under contract with WWE, he has made regular appearances with the company after taking a short break in the mid-2000s.
And given that he's now heading back to Japan to test his ability between the ropes once more, what better time could there be to have a nice nostalgic look at some of his greatest non-WWE efforts? He started that run working under a mask as Super Liger, but he eventually ditched the mask and wrestled as himself before returning to WCW.