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Chris Jericho compares New Japan legend to The Undertaker

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AEW star, former ‘Le Champion and WWE/WCW legend Chris Jericho recently appeared on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio. The leader of The Inner Circle discussed a number of topics during the show, including his time in New Japan, where he compared working with a certain Japanese legend to The Undertaker.

‘He is so good” Chris Jericho began on the show, discussing NJPW legend Hiroshi Tanahashi. “I’m smiling just thinking about it. What it actually reminded me of was the first time I ever worked with Undertaker, who I did not work with until I had been in the WWE for about ten, twelve years.”

“We just never were on the same show and never really crossed paths” Jericho continued, talking about ‘Taker. “And to be in there with a guy like that was just unbelievable, like ’˜oh my gosh it’s all true. It’s true!”

Chris Jericho on Tanahashi

“Everything you hear about The Undertaker is true! He’s really that good’” Jericho continued. “And that was the same way I felt about Tanahashi. We just had so much fun being in there together and it was such a blast.”

Chris Jericho would then praise the Japanese star Tanahashi for his abilities in the ring, with the tenured former IWGP Heavyweight Champion gaining the respect of the AEW star.

“He’s so smooth” Jericho added. “People think that the Japanese style is dumping each other on each other’s heads and all that stuff, it’s not the case at all.”

“It was really just a great match and like I said, it helped sell out the Tokyo Dome that year. When we did the two nights in Tokyo, it was the second night My last match in New Japan, maybe ever. Who knows if we’ll ever go back. But if that’s the last one, what a way to go out.’

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho has said recently that he would like to return to New Japan, however with the current state of emergency in the country it is likely to be a very long time before the Lionheart returns to the country.

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