Chris Jericho On What NJPW Needs To Tone Down

Chris Jericho did an interview with The Jim Ross Report podcast (via Wrestlezone) where spoke about what needs to be toned down in NJPW. Here is what he had to say:

“You can’t abuse the referees constantly. If you notice, that’s one of the reasons why Alpha [Chris Jericho] vs [Kenny] Omega was a No DQ Match. I didn’t want to have to worry about burying the referee in this blood feud fight. Even in the [Tetsuya] Naito match, the finish was I gave him a mule kick to the balls and I gave him a code breaker…..he pushed me into the ref or something along those lines.

The ref turned around so when I gave him the mule kick, the ref doesn’t see it. It’s just a small thing; but, it’s how I was trained. It’s how I learned. You can’t cheat in front of the referee. That just doesn’t work and watching New Japan there’s so much of that and I think that’s one of the reasons why the two matches I’ve had over there have gotten over so well. You’ll never see me ever take the referee for granted like that and abuse the ref and I find that’s the one thing about New Japan that needs to be toned down because there’s just too much of it. Why even have a ref?”

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