Earlier today Chris Jericho made history by winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Tetsuya Naito at New Japan’s NJPW Dominion show at the Osaka-jo Hall.
A hard fought, back and forth match ending with a Codebreaker for the win. Post match, Jericho celebrated the win and would attack Naito. As Naito was getting back to his feet, Jericho would hit him with the Intercontinental Championship. Resulting in a save for Naito from his Los Ingobernables De Japon stablemate, EVIL.
Jericho becomes the 12th IWGP Intercontinental title holder and the first ever competitor to hold both the WWE and NJPW intercontinental championship. Jericho is having one the most historic and memorable years in his career. Dating back to Wrestle Kingdom 12 earlier this year with a unforgettable match against Kenny Omega.
Getting more attention on NJPW and doing some of the best work in his hall of fame career, Jericho continues to always put on outstanding and classic matches. Following Wrestle Kingdom and his Intercontinental Championship victory, the question remains who is next for the GOAT in NJPW. Whoever it is to take on Jericho next will be in for a hell of a fight and an instant classic with the living legend.