“The Ace Of NJPW” Hiroshi Tanahashi was recently interviewed by Tokyo Sports on his match at Wrestle Kingdom 14’s second day, which is on Sunday, January 5th, against AEW World Champion Chris Jericho.
Even though Tanahashi’s match against Le Champion Chris Jericho is a Non-Title Match, “The Ace Of NJPW” said that if he defeats Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 14 and Jericho would want a rematch, the rematch should be a title match for Jericho’s AEW World Title.
NJPW Announcer Chris Charlton provided an English translation of what Hiroshi Tanahashi said, which you can check out below:
“He’s a champion right?” “All I’m saying is if I beat him and he comes back asking for a rematch, then I think it’s reasonable to tell him to put the belt up. If that happened it would break down a door.”
AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has since responded to Tanahashi and agreed to put up his AEW World Title in a rematch if Tanahashi does defeat him at Wrestle Kingdom 14. Jericho’s response can be seen in the video below along with what Tanahashi said:
Seems necessary to put this in context. ‘He’s a champion right? All I’m saying is if I beat him and he comes back asking for a rematch then I think it’s reasonable to tell him to put the belt up. If that happened it would break down a door’https://t.co/Q6yIxV2EDX— chris charlton (@reasonjp) December 23, 2019