During an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press following his IWGP title win at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s “Dominion” event, Chris Jericho discussed NJPW’s growing popularity.
Jericho said: “NJPW is a company that’s slowly but surely increasing its worldwide popularity and basically breathing down the neck of the WWE. It’s a Japanese wrestling company, the top stars are Japanese, but there we were, two foreigners, headlining and main eventing the Tokyo Dome. It would be like two Japanese football teams in the Super Bowl. The fact it’s two guys from Winnipeg is a really huge deal.”