Fans at All In this past Saturday night were left shocked, when the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho made a surprise appearance at the show. It was an added bonus for fans in attendance, as there were no suggestions of Jericho appearing at the show.
After Kenny Omega had defeated Pentagon Jr, the lights went out and fans were left wondering. Unbeknownst to everyone watching, Jericho had replaced Pentagon during this time. As the lights came back on, whilst wearing Pentagon’s full attire, Jericho laid out Omega after hitting with the Codebreaker. Jericho made sure to remind Omega that the two will see each other this coming October on Jericho’s cruise,
Chris Jericho will be teaming up with The Young Bucks and face the team of Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes & Marty Scurll in a six-man tag this October on Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea. Make sure to book your cabin on the cruise now if you haven’t done so already at ChrisJerichoCruise. This is a can’t miss event and a once in a lifetime opportunity. So, hop aboard the Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea this October. In other words, get on the cruise of Jericho and sail away man!
What do you get when you combine one of the greatest wrestlers of our generation with one of the greatest filmmakers of our time? The result is an exciting film opportunity for both. Director and filmmaker, Kevin Smith has recently cast Chris Jericho in his upcoming film Killroy was Here. The horror film that was inspired by famed street art with a bald animated character peeking over a fence which dates all the way back to the second World War was where the Kilroy name came about. Jericho is also slated to film parts of the movie as well as he is expected to step behind the camera. Kevin heralded Chris for his dedication and work ethic working until 4 am and doing so with the commitment and energy many would come to know from the former World heavyweight champion.
The film was originally titled Krampus but was re-written by Smith who has plans on making the film part of a horror anthology. Smith has said that the film is in fact influenced by the Stephen King and George A. Romero cult-classic film Creepshow. While no official release date has been mentioned the independent film is believed to be released in the new year. Chris will play the part of an alligator chaser who Smith calls a ‘nasty-ass South Florida streamer’. This is the first time both Smith and Jericho have worked together and something both men appear quite excited about as well. Smith shared this news on his Facebook page that will certainly excite both Chris Jericho and Kevin Smith fans alike.
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.
Westwood One, the largest radio network in the U.S., announces six-time WWE champion, successful musician, and New York Times bestselling author Chris Jericho has moved his wildly-popular, fan-favorite podcast, Talk is Jericho, as well as Jericho Network podcasts, to the Westwood One Podcast Network for distribution and sales representation. Talk is Jericho, which launched to rave reviews in 2013, debuted on Westwood One on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Two new shows will be available on-demand each Wednesday and Friday. The Jericho Network, an extension of Jericho’s diverse array of subjects and guests featuring other entertaining podcast hosts, is also being distributed and represented by Westwood One and will debut on Monday, January 22, 2018. All content will be available via iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms and apps like TuneIn and Podbean.
“After four years of building Talk Is Jericho into one of the most popular and successful podcasts in the world, I decided to make a change to take things to the next level. It didn’t take long to realize that the only clear choice for a new home for TIJ and The Jericho Network content is Westwood One,” said Jericho. “I used to listen to Westwood One radio specials as a teenager in Winnipeg and to have my show broadcasting with this legendary company brings things full circle for me! Now with the gigantic reach and full promotional support of Westwood One behind me, Talk Is Jericho is going straight to the toppermost of the poppermost, where we will continue to bring you the best pop culture, music, wrestling, paranormal, movie, bake sale related podcast on the planet. So fasten your seatbelt, put on a helmet, and get ready for the biggest and best Pod of Thunder and Rock N Roll EEVVEERR!! Yeah, Boyeee!”
In “But I’m Chris Jericho!” Chris plays a fictionalized version of himself in this tongue-in-cheek portrayal of his life. Season 2 follows Chris on the outs in the wrestling world, but starring in a low budget Canadian sci-fi series. With his reclaimed taste of fame inflating an already over-sized ego, he is ushered into a new world of fans, strange producers, and malicious celebrities.