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Chris Jericho reportedly heading back to New Japan Pro Wrestling


Chris Jericho may be heading back to New Japan sooner than you think.

PWInsider reported this afternoon that Chris Jericho will be heading to Japan to participate in the upcoming Wrestling Dontaku events that will take place over the next two days. The report says that he will appear to set up an angle for next month’s Dominion event on June 9 in Osaka Jo Hall.

Jericho participated at this year’s WrestleKingdom 12 event, losing to Kenny Omega in a no disqualification match. The next night at New Year’s Dash, Jericho jumped Tetsuya Naito after a match and the two went at it. Since then, Jericho has largely disappeared from the pro wrestling scene, focusing on touring with his band. He most recently worked the Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27. 

Back in March, Jericho said on Twitter that he wouldn’t be going back to New Japan, though in the past he has not been that transparent about his future plans in order to keep an element of surprise as to what he'll do next.