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SHOCK Chris Jericho RETURN! WWE Royal Rumble Return Off?! | WrestleTalk News Jan. 2018

August 30, 2019


Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk News
– I’m Oli Davis. WrestleKingdom 12
And wasn’t yesterday’s New Japan WrestleKingdom 12 ruddy marvellous – full of great storytelling,
insane spots and fantastic wrestling. I’ve only got one problem with the show,
though: Beastmaster gimmick infringement by Marty Scurll! Although he gets a free pass, because I’m
his biggest fan. Harnessing the power of the eagle as part
of his IWGP Junior Heavyweight title defence, The Villain made an incredible entrance, equipped
with giant bird wings as he came up through the floor of the stage. And we should all thank Scurll for giving
us such a moment, as he pointed out on Twitter: “I hope everyone understands how hard it
was for me to get these wings to Japan” And customs wasn’t the only obstacle. Marty’s fellow Bullet Club member Cody Rhodes
then shared pictures of the assembly stage on the day of the show:
“…he legit worked very hard(all day) so you fans could have those wings. Thank you Villain.” Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega Fallout
But the most talked about match of the evening, from an international standpoint at least,
was Chris Jericho’s brutal war with Kenny Omega, which one fan marvelled:
@IAmJericho can’t be human. Tours with rock band wrestles 5 Star matches
drinks a lot of vodka #GOAT #WrestleKingdom12 #AlphaVsOmega
You forgot he also defeated The Rock and Steve Austin in the same night. Jericho himself replied to that tweet, in
his first post since the match: “Guilty as charged… 🤠”
While Omega also made his first post-match tweet:
“Regardless of the match result, #AlphaVsOmega at #WK12 #njwk12 was a fight with no clear
victor. Sometimes, those are the best ones. Thanks to everyone around the world for watching. #ChangeTheWorld”
The promotion’s next big show, New Year’s Dash – their equivalent of the Raw after WrestleMania,
which sets up all the big storylines for the next several months of New Japan, is now over. And the very last angle has probably revealed
what’s in Jericho’s immediate future… Chris Jericho Attacks Naito! Y2J attacked WrestleKingdom main eventer Tetsuya
Naito at the end of the show, suggesting he’ll be wrestling more matches in New Japan. It was widely thought that if Jericho lost
his Omega match at WrestleKingdom, he wouldn’t have any more matches for the promotion – with
the bout reportedly being a one-and-done deal. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported
last November that “those close to the situation expect him back in WWE in 2018… it could
be as early as the Raw 25th anniversary” – which is just over a fortnight away. And when asked about Y2J’s potential Royal
Rumble return, Dave Meltzer didn’t rule it out, tweeting:
“Up to him and he keeps quiet on his plans” But the signs for another feud in New Japan
were there, with Jericho going back and forth with Naito in interviews over recent weeks,
with G1 winner accusing Jericho of being a part-timer stealing spots from New Japan talent. Jericho attacking him here will presumably
start a program between the two, likely ruling out a WWE return in the near future. Watch mine and Luke’s full WrestleKingdom
12 review by clicking the screen now! Along with more great wrestling videos.

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100 Comments

  • Reply alexythimia23 January 5, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Omg yes! Jericho please stick around a short while in japan!
    Time to sign up to watch there programming
    Does anyone know when there shows air and how often?

  • Reply Dan Dan January 5, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    aj styles can beat Kenny omega.

  • Reply Jason King 1381From BKNY January 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Jericho will be new leader of the Bullet Club!

  • Reply Ярослав Семак January 5, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    And what if he will work for both companies?

  • Reply Pr3dator1550 January 5, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    chris jericho is amazing but i hope he makes a apperance at royal rumble or maybe wreastlemaina

  • Reply Superman91 January 5, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    #wonderoli

  • Reply Zachary Hain January 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Jericho is a legend. He deserves a HOF induction ASAP.

  • Reply LoneLeeLuna January 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    At least Chris Jericho knows how to keep his mouth shut and keep fans guessing. Always lay low and stay quiet, well done Y2J. 👍

  • Reply Ahmad Hodroj January 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Wrestletalk TV is the best

  • Reply Merco Sage January 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Meltzver predicted this would happen

  • Reply Kevin Turnquist January 5, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Jericho dropped a hint on the Naito angle on a 'Talk is Jericho' with Don Callis and I never picked up on it.

    They actually talked about Naito, and how he has been screwed out of main event status before, and how he complained about being switched to co-main this time.

    Jericho replied something about being the big draw, and ended the topic about Naito's beef with "save it for the ring, kid"

  • Reply Kurt Wetzel January 5, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Chris Jericho can return at Royal Rumble 2018 making a surprise entrant into the Royal Rumble match. Would make sense if he stayed in the WWE some time after either on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown Live. A one off Royal Rumble match, especially if people know about it, makes no sense as most likely he will lose.

  • Reply Marat V January 5, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Jericho is old and fat sadly. He said he was in the best shape of his life but was in the worst. Omega was marvelous but Jericho’s work just yelled “wwe”

  • Reply RedSabin January 5, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Im seeing a Jericho going back to wwe and carrying the feud with him ….. i.e ….. Kenny will bring the fight to Jericho's yard …. WWE

  • Reply The The Champs January 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    U should cover GTS

  • Reply Horse Choker January 5, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I wouldn't be surprise if he teams up with Aj styles to go against Sammi & Kevin

  • Reply Rondal Ballard January 5, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    JAPAN IS JERICHO !!!! 🐐🐐🐐

  • Reply Degenerate- One January 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Wwe dropped the ball on kenny omega. ..now yrs later, he beast now…

  • Reply Barry Connole January 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Nothing on Jay White and Bullet Club ???? Surprised

  • Reply RaceLine10 January 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Jericho was probably fuming with his stupid low character in WWE. All he was given to do is funny jokes and midcard matches. Now in NJPW he can be himself again.

  • Reply BISMAYA RANJAN SAHOO January 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I want oli and luke vs braun at WrestleMania 34 for the wrestletalk channel.
    And i want oli and luke to beat braun for sure..
    #monsteramongmenvswonderoli😀😀

  • Reply ravinderpal singh January 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm

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  • Reply Yz Sharif January 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm

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  • Reply Cristian G. Moraru January 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I Support WrestleTalk!!

  • Reply Lunchbox Goes With Everything January 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Jericho vs Naito could be huge!

  • Reply Charles Powell January 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Chris Jericho is awesome. How does he do it?

  • Reply Kieren Buckley January 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    you can't pronounce Tetsuya correctly

  • Reply TheShua Ortiz January 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    "I've been oli Davis and THAT was wrestling"

  • Reply Rassslin' Rantin' January 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Rules out a FULL TIME WWE return, but it certainly doesn't rule out him showing up at the Rumble or the anniversary show. He just won't be on week-to-week for a while. He's actually got the BEST gig in wrestling now: he's seen by both the East and the West in their biggest promotions. The man is a freakin' genius.

  • Reply John Rifenberg January 5, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Why are people acting like this was a surprise. It was known that he would be a New Years Dash for weeks. He had been teasing tension with Naito on twitter. He noticeably has an open space in his Fozzy schedule when the next NJPW shows in America are happening. Nothing more frustrating then Wrestle Kingdom week hearing people that pay almost no attention to NJPW suddenly act like they know anything about the product.

  • Reply Don Parker January 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    You just made the list…..

  • Reply scott Rumsey January 5, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I am not impressed with Kenny Omega I thought no he is not as good as people said.

  • Reply Judy Grimes January 5, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you New Japan Wrestling.👏👏👏 They had put on amazing show and show what is really wrestling.

  • Reply Tyrone Bailey January 5, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    #OliOliOxenFree

  • Reply Night raptor January 5, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Haven't watched this in a while. I forgot how good this channel was.

  • Reply Daniel Zuk January 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    seeing is be living……u know.

  • Reply Oli Freakin Davis January 5, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I haven’t seen anyone say this but I’ll say it Jericho looked fat at WK I feel as it’s disrespectful like he didn’t care much about it other than that they had an amazing match hopefully he gets in shape for his match with Naito

  • Reply Jake Quill January 5, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you Oli Thank you Oli Thank you Oli
    #swaftnation

  • Reply CEL_Ares January 5, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Where do I watch this on tv

  • Reply John Banks January 5, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    I love it when smarks get things wrong.

  • Reply Majin TV January 5, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    is it possible wwe traded jericho to njpw for omega

  • Reply Project Epic January 5, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I've learned never to take what Chris says about his future wrestling plans at face value. The dude is a MASTER at trolling us.

  • Reply BlackWind90 January 5, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Jericho vs Naito might be great. Hell it will be great even just for the fact that we get another "Judas" entrance for Jericho (holy shit that was awesome). Biggest news from the show though might be a huge hint of the Bullet Club split, biggest so far, Kenny and Cody seem to be on the verge of exploding after Cody attacked Ibushi. That will be interesting.

  • Reply Jamie Holmes January 5, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    How does Minoru Suzuki look now he’s bald???

  • Reply Rex Ablett January 5, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I was at WK12 live! Can confirm it’s “ruddy marvellous” status!!

  • Reply D G January 5, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    That match showed wrestling can still be awesome, it was fantastic

  • Reply NWTS GOAT January 5, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    WWE will always be the best wrestling company, all this fake bootleg wrestling is trash

  • Reply Terry Masters January 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I like this badass version of Jericho that we are getting right now. I look forward to seeing you back in the WWE sometime this year. Maybe Summerslam.

  • Reply Kevin James January 5, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Y2J come back WWE

  • Reply KraceeSteez January 5, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    I remember Marty Scrull being on WrestleTalk couple of years back…

  • Reply Kloe Rogers January 6, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Eagle? Looks more like a vulture

  • Reply MeNoSpeakJibberish January 6, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Plus Oli you cant sue Marty when he is also a former presenter of Wrestletalk TV on Challenge 😊 I miss that show 😔

  • Reply jamaynex January 6, 2018 at 1:10 am

    This isn't a "shock". Jericho was scheduled to be at New Years Dash anyway and Naito was going to be his victim because of an interview he did 2 weeks before

  • Reply Rocky Pingale January 6, 2018 at 1:26 am

    When will you guys learn not to spoil, you dicks. Unsubscribed

  • Reply dvsmike January 6, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Ooooorrrrrrrrrr maybe this could start an interpromotional war.🤔

  • Reply Joe Mixon January 6, 2018 at 1:49 am

    What if Jericho enters the rumble and Naito come in and eliminates him.

    Could hope for a working agreement between wwe and njpw?

    I know its.mot gonna happen but hey

  • Reply DragonHeart613 January 6, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Jericho vs Naito will be spectacular, cannot wait to see that!!! I hope Y2J also goes up against the living legend of New Japan himself: Hiroshi Tanahashi as well before Chris ultimately returns to WWE for good.

    Wrestle Kingdom 12 was an amazing experience. Not all the matches were great but those that were were just unbelievably spectacular!!! Kota Ibushi vs Cody Rhodes (That Crossroads off the apron down to the floor was sick), The Fatal 4-Way for The IWGP Jr HW Title, Hiroshi Tanahashi defending The IWGP IC Title (first time ever that I got to see Tanahashi, my all-time favorite Japanese Pro Wrestler, compete live. Thank you New Japan World), Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega's vicious No DQ battle for The IWGP US Title and finally the main event between Naito & Okada for The IWGP WH Championship were easily the big must see & very best matches of the whole night while the rest were just okay. The Young Bucks had a surprisingly average match despite earning their record-setting 7th IWGP Tag Title reign.

    The only thing about WK12 that I legitimately hated & was really pissed off about was the outcome of the Naito vs Okada main event!!! Imagine if Daniel Bryan after constantly being screwed over by The Authority time & time again while rallying The Yes Movement all on The Road to Wrestlemania 30 went into WM30 but fails to win The WWE World Championship because that is exactly what happened to Tetsuya Naito at WK12, an insanely anti-climatic ending to a story 4 years in the making, a crushingly disappointing result to an otherwise worldclass match featuring 2 of the very best in the business today!!! WK12 should've been Naito's night, it should've been his moment of redemption & his journey finally triumphantly coming full circle after everything he has gone thru & has had to endure since dating all the way back to his first G1 Climax Tournament win when he was ruthlessly rejected by the fans prombting NJPW's brass to hold a fan vote that ultimately resulted in Naito's first ever IWGP WHC match against Okada axed from the WK main event spot leading Naito to leave for Mexico where he successfully reinvented himself into the beloved superstar that he is today!!! For the last 4 years, Naito had been steadily working towards that very night at WK12 and he should've finally gotten his much deserved crowning moment but instead NJPW decides to allow Okada's already lengthy reign to continue??????? A great match & great storytelling utterly ruined by a serious headscratcher of an ending 🙁

  • Reply mich sles January 6, 2018 at 2:12 am

    jerocho is a fat over-rated twat who hits women.

  • Reply JKsonic January 6, 2018 at 2:45 am

    What happened to "I'm {Oli Davis/Luke Owen} and that was wrestling"

  • Reply Mixey January 6, 2018 at 2:52 am

    The Earth is flat
    We have never been to the moon
    and Vince McMahon secretly owns NJPW

    Who knows….

  • Reply Big Dawg Productions January 6, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Naito>Jericho

  • Reply Matt Edmonds January 6, 2018 at 3:38 am

    I read the title as "WWE Royal Rumble off?!" And i got confused asf

  • Reply Tokuto Sumi January 6, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Oil like my comment also. 😁

  • Reply jack bran January 6, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Here's a crazy thought. What if Mark Cuban tries for a majority stock buyout of New Japan and not only gets a TV deal for expansion in America, but signs Jericho to a long term contract for that new promotion. How crazy would that be?

  • Reply Yesimblack January 6, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Jericho wins the royal rumble face the beast !!

  • Reply Maruko san January 6, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Really want Jericho to return at Royal Rumble, only to be surprised that Omega entering too. And then restart their feud until Wrestlemania. But that’s too good to be true. There’s no way Omega want to go to WWE isn’t he? Really want to see the whole Bullet Club, Okada, The Elite go to WWE, and of course I want them to be treat as good as while they in NJPW

  • Reply Maruko san January 6, 2018 at 6:54 am

    NJPW > GFW

  • Reply jon snow January 6, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Jericho vs Omega a 5 star match? Ummm no. Not even close. Even Omega, who I agree on as being a 5 star match guy, failed. His performance was so cartoony it was cringy and just sad. I can only assume he did this to try to make up for Jericho not being able to go like the other guys Omega has 5 star matches with.

  • Reply william mcintosh January 6, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Uhhh, that phony Kenny on the screen 😷😷

  • Reply Eric Morales January 6, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Hello my name is NINOOOOOOOOO

  • Reply Kevin O'Brien January 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Check Jericho's instagram, he's coming back to WWE, but will probably see Naito next year at WK13 i reckon.

  • Reply Apurva Sarda January 6, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Probably the best wrestling news channel. Keep it up Oli Davis and Luke Owen.

  • Reply Beast Mode January 6, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Hey i just subscribed!!

  • Reply Ruben Rodriguez Wilson January 6, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Happy Rusev day🇧🇬

  • Reply Leneck Blackwood January 6, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Why do you watch me jerk off

  • Reply peter lee January 6, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Surprised Dave meltzer hasn't said yet that he knew jericho would do that……

  • Reply phenomenal prsr January 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Plz plz plz plz plz plz plz

    WWE sign Oli as commentators

  • Reply Kieta Colston January 6, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Jericho said on his Instagram live he wasn't going to be in the Royal Rumble

  • Reply Zupple January 6, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    This is awesome. Chris Jericho wrestling in NJPW will bring new eyes to their product. Great work as always.

  • Reply Edward Valdez January 6, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Njpw should be thankful for having Jericho he's gonna bring them alot of new fans and more attention

  • Reply Brian O'Neil January 6, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    am I the only one that feels that the atmosphere of njpw is kind of like early Attitude Era WWF with Kenny Omega kind of being like Stone Cold Steve Austin granted Austin was a loner but Kenny Omega was supposed to be a heel but the fans got behind him because of his attitude and his work rate I mean yes Polo Club has obvious parallels to the NWO as well all in all in my opinion njpw right now is very similar actually to American wrestling of late 90's in a good way WWE should take notice of njpw seriously all the things they're doing wrong lately are things that njpw is doing right

  • Reply Stevie D January 6, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Y2J truly is the GOAT. Been around for so long and then… that match. NJPW has just put a rocket up Vince’s butt. He better get his act together, and quickly.

  • Reply Lunch at Marco's January 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    It’d be good I think for Jericho to wrestle some matches against guys in the build up to Naito but also I’d really to see him win the U.S or Intercontinental title perhaps it’s easier though if he won the open weight title

  • Reply permeus2nd January 6, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    1:08 wait why does cody look like a young Rutger Hauer?

  • Reply The Cloak January 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm

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  • Reply xl3LU3x3T3RN4Lx January 7, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Jericho already said he won't be in the Royal Rumble match.

  • Reply mataozil January 7, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Dafuq we NEED Jericho in the Rumble

  • Reply Chris Collins January 7, 2018 at 2:56 am

    You need a Instagram page

  • Reply Maruthu MJ January 7, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Hope Kevin Owens will come to NJPW

  • Reply Unknown Blogger January 7, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Who's here are #LIJClub and #AlphaClub? I'm with #LIJClub.

  • Reply Philip Johnson January 7, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Fozzy is starting a European tour the night of the Royal Rumble

  • Reply SpamFearFTW January 7, 2018 at 4:38 am

    This channel is gay

  • Reply wheelysteve January 7, 2018 at 5:23 am

    I'm a fan @WrestletalkTV but come on, don't fall into those youtube skeezey tactics. Pretty click baity title indicating you know much more than you do, and of course a big bloody unnecessary red circle in the thumbnail picture. You're better than that guys.

  • Reply Dwayne Sisto January 7, 2018 at 5:28 am

    there's talk about AJ Lee making a return for the women's royal rumble. there is also talk about cm punk about not allowing this to happen. any truth about this?

  • Reply ReallyNotMateo January 7, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Does it matter if he misses the rumble? He aint winning it lmao

  • Reply Vandalle January 7, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Imagine if there was some mad deal going on between NJPW and WWE, Jericho enters the Rumble and fucking Naito shows up and kicks the shite out of him….yeh thats 98% not going to happen but we can dream, a casual partnership between the two companies could be great as long as both companies stay true to what they are now

  • Reply Horst Schlämmer January 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    My prediction for the Royal Rumble: Chris Jericho enters last, crowd is going nuts. He was going on shooting on Kenny Omega in social media in the weeks between wk12 and RR. But after Jericho entered the ring, Omega appears from the crowd, enters the ring, destroys Jericho and eliminates him and tells him ‚it ain‘t over yet‘. Their fight in social media will continue and it ends in a match at WrestleMania34.

  • Reply Vandalle January 7, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    For me Omega alongside Okada and Styles are the best in the world, but I think Naito vs Jericho can be even better, Naito's charisma and arrogance will suit a match with Jericho so much, If Jericho is staying around for a while I'd also love to see a match against Tanahashi, even though a lot of people think he's lost a bit of what he was I still feel like Tanahashi vs Jericho is a dream match, Tanahashi's wrestling style and Jericho's wrestling style would work together like a dream

  • Reply the saviors January 8, 2018 at 12:12 am

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  • Reply Boric Desert473 January 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Kenny omega won against Chris jericho

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