Chris Jericho Demands IWGP Heavyweight Championship Opportunity

chris jericho iwgp heavyweight championship opportunity match

Following his lost to Tetsuya Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13, Chris Jericho had one demand … a future IWGP Heavyweight title opportunity. 

Jericho spoke with the press after losing the IWGP Intercontinental Championship on Friday night and said it’s a “big mistake” if you think his time with NJPW is over.

“I’ve kept the Intercontinental belt for the longest in 2018,” he continued. “So let me tell you, I want to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight belt, unreasonable or not.”

For those who missed it, Hiroshi Tanahashi once again became the IWGP Heavyweight Champion last night after defeating Kenny Omega in a hard-hitting match.

Do you want to see Jericho vs. Tanahashi? Tell us in the comments below. 

(H/T Fightful)

  • Steve McCroskey

    Yes, only because a Tanahashi win over him would cement his status as a global legend.

  • chris hinca

    In the words of the old Daniel Bryan yes yes yes better keep Y2J I live in pack or aew

  • studivan .

    Chris Jericho need’s to sit his 50yr old butt down.

    • WeaponDelta121

      Try he’s 48 and doing better than most wrestlers half his age !

  • Louis

    “Chris Jericho need’s to sit his 50yr old butt down”

    – Studivan

    Jericho is awesome right now, Studivan. What you watching? Jericho at his age to put up awesome matches outside of the WWE is a thing of beauty. I actually paid more attention to NJPW since Jericho has been there.

  • Aaron Hudson

    Yes I think he deserves it.