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Chris Jericho could have seriously hurt Naito at Wrestle Kingdom with a Spike DDT

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2019-01-04 22:45:15

Since his last full-time run with WWE, Chris Jericho has been truly conquering the whole world of professional wrestling.

Jericho finished his last stint with WWE in a feud with his 'best friend' Kevin Owens, in an underwhelming WrestleMania 33 match that had question marks written all over it, wondering whether Y2J could still go in the ring.

But despite facing the wrath of his former boss Vince McMahon despite being a free agent, Jericho returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling for the first time since 1997 by calling out Kenny Omega in November 2017.

It led to a five-star match between the pair at Wrestle Kingdom 12 last year, and despite losing the match it kick-started a whirlwind run for Jericho where he would eventually capture the prestigious IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Tetsuya Naito in June.

On top of that accomplishment, Jericho was able to pull off a cruise ship show that combined performances from his rock band Fozzy with lots of wrestling, including talent from New Japan and Ring Of Honor.

And earlier today Jericho defended his title belt at Wrestle Kingdom 13 inside the famous Tokyo Dome against Naito, a year after his classic with the 'Cleaner' Omega.

The most brutal spot of the bout came on the outside of the ring, on top of the announcers table, where Jericho literally dropped Naito on his head with a Spike DDT, with the structure just not giving way one bit.

Fans were in agreement that the spot was absolutely 'sick' and brutal despite it looking in-part like a botch, although we can't be so sure of that.

It could have seriously left Naito in a bad way but he seemed to continue for the rest of the match looking fine, and took back his title after nailing Jericho with his 'Destino' finisher twice.

With Jericho rumoured to be involved with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks new venture - All Elite Wrestling - this may pave the way for Jericho to leave New Japan and focus on that.

A return to WWE seems unlikely at this stage for The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla, with Jericho seemingly much more happy to focus on work outside of Vince McMahon's watchful eye, and a second Rock 'n' Wrestling cruise may be on the horizon.

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