As noted, Chris Jericho attacked Tetsuya Naito at New Year Dash last week, setting up a match between the two at some point in the future.
On today’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the match is more likely to take place at the NJPW USA: Strong Style Evolved event taking place in Long Beach, CA on March 25th. There had been speculation that the bout would take place at NJPW’s “Dominion” event, but Meltzer considered that event unlikely for Jericho vs Naito.
WWE Cancels Live Event in Jacksonville
According to F4WOnline.com, WWE has canceled the upcoming live event in Jacksonville, FL, which was scheduled to take place on January 19th. The report notes the event was not canceled due to poor ticket sales, as WWE has announced the show will be held on February 16th instead, and will honor tickets purchased for the original date.
Shayna Baszler On NXT Debut Match
As noted, Shayna Baszler will be making her WWE NXT in-ring debut this week against Dakota Kai, and Baszler Tweeted the following on the debut match:
Fans will turn the 1st chance they get & forget all you did for them. You think I’m at @WWENXT to play for that crap anymore? I’m here to win. Like it or hate it, but get used to it.
— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) January 6, 2018