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As we reported earlier this weekend, WWE legend Chris Jericho recently took a few shots at New Japan Pro Wrestling star and current IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega.

It looks like the six-time world champion didn’t take too kindly to people calling Omega the greatest pro wrestler from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The beef continued with the Bullet Club leader tweeting, “Never meet your heroes folks, lest they be a corporate stooge.” Even the NJPW English commentary team has gotten involved in the dispute, with former WWE star (and fellow Winnipeg native) Don Callis arguing in favor of Kenny Omega and continuing to stir the pot. 

Y2J then took to Twitter to go on a “rampage” against all kinds of wrestling fans; even a few that seemed to be defending him. Well, we’ve got news for you internet: you’re probably being worked. 

While can’t confirm anything as a lock at this point, I have personally heard from multiple sources within NJPW that there was at least talk of bringing in Jericho to work a match at the upcoming Wrestle Kingdom event on January 4th. One source noted to me several months ago that they were in the planning stages of “something big” involving an outside talent to face Kenny Omega. 

We should have more information for you in the coming weeks, but it’s potentially worth pointing out that Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito are already booked to face each other in the Wrestle Kingdom main event. With Omega being one of the promotion’s top draws, and the likely face of New Japan’s planned western expansion in 2018, it makes a degree of sense to bring in a major name with recent WWE accreditation for the biggest show of the year. We’ll keep you posted. 

Save your love, you dumb idiot. I only work in the Big Leagues and I don’t care what #indiefans think…

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 21, 2017

Awww poor baby. Eff off junior…

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 22, 2017

Well since I don’t live in Yokohama, I’d say it is…

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 22, 2017

Yeah I watched 4000 people going nuts. Sounds like a Sunday afternoon @wwe matinee in Macon, Ga….

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 22, 2017

Yeah you’re right….BLOCKED

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 22, 2017

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