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Figure Four Weekly 1/8/2018: Jericho continues to make wrestling a better place


At 47 years old, Chris Jericho would have been forgiven if his match against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 wasn't a classic.

No one expected Jericho vs Omega to live up to Kazuchika Okada vs. Omega from the year prior. There was no way it could have. It was enough that Jericho, someone who's been with WWE since 1999 and has enjoyed a privileged position for most of his run, was wrestling in NJPW at all. Interest for this year's Tokyo Dome show was up fairly substantially from the last few years across the board, with attendance figures and New Japan World subscriber numbers rising year-over-year. And while Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito was the clear main event in the building, Jericho vs. Omega was just as clearly the most significant thing outside of Japan.

Jericho compared him facing Omega to Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's superfight.  

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