Quite a few people were skeptical, when Chris Jericho decided to challenge Kenny Omega to a match at New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom 12.
It was a dream match for all wrestling fans, as Jericho vs Omega was not a match that they could have expected to see in their lifetime.
Chris Jericho, one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step into the ring, used to pile his trade in Japan during his earlier years and still holds fond memories from his time in that country.
Kenny Omega is a rising star in the world of pro wrestling, as he is quickly turning into the biggest wrestling star outside of the WWE.
People doubted whether Jericho can still put in a high quality performance considering his age and the time he spent outside the ring.
But the highly anticipated match lived up to the hype, as Omega beat Jericho in a brutal main event.
After the match, Jericho dedicated his match against Omega to the late Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit. While many fans praised Jericho for his sentiment, there were some fans that were not happy with what the Canadian legend did.
Jericho took offence and responded to those people,
“I get a couple smart ass remarks here for an Instagram post that I put up of this great fan art that somebody drew of me, with kind of the spirits of Eddie and Benoit behind me, and I said I dedicate the match to those guys,” Jericho said. “Yeah, I know what Chris did, I think about it every single day. I was involved more than any one of you are so trust me. I understand the horrible, horrible events that took place. I’ll never forgive it, I’ll never understand it but I have my reasons for doing what I’m doing.
“So don’t anybody tell me, don’t anybody make smart ass remarks about what I say and what I do,” Jericho continued. “Nobody tells me what to do. I have my reasons and I think about the loss of Nancy Benoit and Daniel Benoit every single f–king day. So that’s enough of that, I’ll never talk about it again.”