Chris Jericho's New Japan character is a psycho according to him.
Last year, Chris Jericho showed up in New Japan Pro Wrestling and attacked Kenny Omega which led to their match at Wrestle Kingdom 12. This Saturday at NJPW Dominion, Jericho will face Tetsuya Naito who he attacked twice. In an interview with Inside the Ropes, Chris Jericho explained when he attacked Omega and Naito his goal was to scare the NJPW crowds.
"When I came out and attacked (Omega) in Osaka in November, I remember thinking 'I really love those characters like Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody' They were big guys but they were crazy. People were scared of them," said Jericho. "I'm not the biggest guy but If I play this character perfectly then they'll think I'm a psycho and they will be scared of me," he continued.
Jericho explained how he did his makeup to look like BUSHI under the mask but then realized the makeup made him look even more insane. He is considering wearing the makeup at Dominion.
Fightful Wrestling will have live coverage and a recap on the Fightful Weekender podcast after NJPW Dominion.
The interview can be seen in the video above or the Inside the Ropes YouTube Channel.