Chris Jericho competed in NJPW this past weekend against Tetsuya Naito for the NJPW Intercontinental title. Jericho had made a huge comparison of Tetsuya Naito with WWE’s John Cena and The Rock. Jericho had gone ahead to defeat Naito for the title at the NJPW “Dominion” event.
According to Chris Jericho, “Naito is a legit huge babyface star, think The Rock in 2001 or think John Cena in 2010. A legit superstar that everybody loves and when I attacked him about a month ago, children and women were literally crying. Now we get back to – what I love about wrestling – is a great babyface and a great heel. That’s the difference between me and Kenny [Omega], just a fight between two guys. This is more of an old school ‘good guy versus bad guy,’ ‘hometown hero versus evil foreigner,’ which gives me the license to be a little crazier.”