NJPW Officially Acknowledges Jericho/Tanahashi AEW Title Stipulation


New Japan Pro-Wrestling has now officially recognized a stipulation first teased by Hiroshi Tanahashi, and later legitimized by Chris Jericho.

As previously reported, Tanahashi stated in a recent interview that if he defeated Y2J in their upcoming match at the Tokyo Dome, he believes he would deserve a shot at the AEW World Championship, assuming of course that Jericho returns to a New Japan ring in the future.

Jericho himself then released a video confirming that if “The Ace” is actually able to defeat him at Wrestle Kingdom on January 5th, he will in fact grant Tanahashi a world title match.

The following statement was released on Twitter:

“BREAKING: In a message released by Chris Jericho, The Painmaker has stated that if Hiroshi Tanahashi can beat him at Wrestle Kingdom January 5, he will be granted an opportunity at the AEW Championship.”