The upcoming Wrestle Kingdom match between Chris Jericho and Tetsuya Naito was kicked up a notch at a pre-event press conference — as it will now be no-DQ affair.
It all went down on Thursday during the Fan Festa event. During the segment, Jericho said that a normal match between he and Naito would no longer be enough.
“Here’s my challenge to you,” the WWE legend stated. “Jericho vs. Naito 2 at the Tokyo Dome, I want it to be a no-disqualification match.”
Y2J continued to demand the stipulation as Naito played cool, but the LIJ wrestler ultimately granted the request of his opponent.
… then Chris beat him up and powerbombed his rival through a table.
CLICK HERE to watch the full Fan Festa press conference on NJPW World. And remember, Wrestle Kingdom airs live via FITE TV/NJPW World on January 4 at 12 AM PST.
Watch a clip from the Jericho/Naito encounter below.
Tomorrow, WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME!!@IAmJericho vs. @s_d_naito will be no DQ.
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— njpwworld (@njpwworld) January 3, 2019