New IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho revealed whether or not he'll appear at the upcoming All In event later this year.
Jericho appeared on Inside The Ropes and talked about the chances of him appearing on the All In show. With several top New Japan Pro Wrestling stars scheduled to appear at All In on September 1, including Kazuchika Okada, Marty Scurll, Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, Jericho said he won't be appearing on the show.
In fact, Jericho said he will not be doing any shows in the United States that isn't WWE out of respect for Vince McMahon, adding that he will not compete on the NJPW G1 Special From San Francisco at the Cow Palace on July 7 for that very same reason.
"I always felt like the unwritten rule is that I don't want to go into the states. I feel like that would be a real slap in the face to Vince. If it ever came down to it, something came down with us, I would probably do a shown in the states and do the Cow Palace and do Jericho vs. [Tetsuya] Naito in a rematch or whatever or All In. I'd love to do that, but a: It's in Chicago. B: At the risk of sounding like an asshole, I can't lower my value working all these shows. It's picking my spots with the right guys and the right places for the overall contract signing," Jericho said.
Although Jericho does not appear to be All In, the former WWE champion said he's happy to see the event sell out as quickly as it did and for New Japan for their success in their two events at Long Beach within the past year.
"I'm happy for all of those guys. I love the fact that they sold All In out in 30 minutes and I love that they sold two Long Beach. Cow Palace might going to the well one too many times, especially with not having matches announced," Jericho said.
Jericho did not reveal when his first title defense will be, however. Jericho won the title off of Tetsuya Naito at NJPW Dominion on June 9. The full interview can be seen in the video above.