After winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Tetsuya Naito at Dominion this past weekend, there’s been a lot of questions regarding Chris Jericho’s next appearance for New Japan Pro Wrestling and if it would be at the G1 Special at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California on July 7th.
‘Y2J’ appeared on Inside The Ropes prior to Dominion and spoke about working the G1 Special, as well as the All In event in Chicago on September 1st:
“I got asked to do Long Beach, I said ‘no.’ I got asked to do Cow Palace, I said ‘no.’ I got asked to do “All In,” I said ‘no.’ I don’t want to do that. You should see how many indie promoters have contacted me over the last six months. … You guys have to understand, this is not just me…it’s a calculated, big money proposition. Big money for me, big money for the company doing it. I’m not going to work anywhere else, unless you want to pay six f—— figures, I’m not bragging, but this is where we’re at. This is McGregor-Mayweather type s— for me. I’m not saying I’m making $55 million like those guys, but what I’m doing it’s the most I’ve made for the least amount of matches in my entire career. So, it’s very calculated, everything I do has to be very smart.”
Jericho would also state that he felt like working in the United States would be “a real slap in the face to Vince”:
“It’s not a matter of just going out and doing indies – and like I said – I always felt like the unwritten rule is I don’t want to go into the states. I felt like that would be a real slap in the face of Vince [McMahon]. Ya know if something ever went down with us, I probably would do a show in the states and we could probably fill the Cow Palace. Jericho and Kenny [Omega] rematch, or whatever it may be. “All In” I’d love to be a part of that, but ‘A’ it’s in Chicago and ‘B’…at the risk sounding like an ass—-, but I can’t lower my value by working one of these shows. It’s about picking my spots with the right guys at the right places for the overall contract I’m signing.”
Transcription c/o WrestlingInc
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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT & 205 Live (12/12/18)
Spoiler-free previews for tonight’s NXT and 205 Live!
After a couple of weeks worth of WWE’s NXT were held in San Jose and Los Angeles, California, last week the brand returned back to its home at Full Sail University as the final episodes of the year have already been taped.
Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:
- NXT General Manager William Regal has hand-picked Ricochet’s challenger for the NXT North American Title
- EC3 seeks revenge when he takes on The Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish
- What’s going through Aleister Black & Johnny Gargano’s minds ahead of their Steel Cage Match?
- Someone will qualify for the NXT Women’s Title #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way when Mia Yim meets Reina Gonzalez
- Following a vicious attack two weeks ago, The Mighty will face-off with Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch in tag action
Preceding NXT will be the high-flying action of the Cruiserweights at 7PM for 205 Live. While it was taped last night prior to SmackDown Live, here’s a non-spoiler preview for tonight’s episode of the purple brand:
- Before defending his title at TLC, Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy goes one-on-one with Noam Dar
- Cedric Alexander looks to send a message to Buddy Murphy through his friends when he battles ‘The Premier Athlete’ Tony Nese
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— ecIII (@therealec3) December 6, 2018
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 10, 2018
When I hear people say @CedricAlexander is better than me….
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) December 9, 2018
WWE News: Another Match Made For TLC This Sunday
WWE has added a Chairs Match to TLC on Sunday!
Just as SmackDown Live is about to go on the air (keep up with all the action with Mitchell’s Live Report), another match has been made official for Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view featuring two of the blue brand’s top Superstars.
After their recent encounters and the shocking unmasking, Rey Mysterio will have his shot at revenge against Randy Orton when they go one-on-one. However, it won’t be just any match as the two will clash in a Chairs Match:
Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton will pull out a chair (or two or 10) to settle their scorching rivalry, and the time and place for the hard-hitting encounter will be at WWE TLC, where they will go head to head (and swing for swing) in a Chairs Match.
The bitter hatred between these two Superstars fueled several jaw-dropping moments, including Orton viciously unmasking The Master of the 619 during the Nov. 20 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Given their chaotic brawls in recent weeks, nothing will come close to the battle that awaits them in this steel sharpens steel affair.
Will Mysterio capitalize on his moment for redemption? Or will The Apex Predator claim another “victim?” Don’t miss Mysterio and Orton swinging for the fences in what promises to be a chaotic Chairs Match at WWE TLC, Sunday, Dec. 16, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.