ESPN.com recently spoke to a bunch of pro wrestlers to get their reactions on the huge Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho co-main event bout at Wrestle Kingdom 12, taking place this Wednesday night. Among those on the list were Cody Rhodes, Bully Ray, Jay Lethal, Rey Mysterio and Adam “Hangman” Page.
During the interview, Mysterio stated that working a match in the Tokyo Dome – the annual site of Wrestle Kingdom, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s largest annual event – is one of the things remaining on his bucket list.
“I’m very intrigued to see the outcome of the match. I think that’s what has everybody on the edge of their stool, to see what the outcome of that match is. I don’t think there’s a doubt in anybody’s mind that they’re gonna go out there and tear the house down. What better place than the Tokyo Dome. That’s one place that I haven’t stepped foot into yet and I’m hoping that one day that’ll happen… If that ever happens in the next couple years, God’s looking out for me and saying, ‘OK, here’s one of your final wishes on your bucket list.'”
Mysterio, currently 43, has been competing in the ring for nearly 30 years, and is one of the true pioneers of his day that likely inspired many of today’s “junior heavyweight” stars in New Japan. If the two parties could reach an agreement, there’s no doubt the WWE legend could have a killer match with modern juniors greats like KUSHIDA, Ricochet or Hiromu Takahashi.
Check out the full interview at the links above or below to see statements on Omega vs. Jericho from other major names including Cody Rhodes and Bully Ray.