EVIL hypes his Intercontinental Title match with Chris Jericho.
This Saturday at NJPW Power Struggle, Chris Jericho will return to NJPW to defend his Intercontinental Title against Los Ingobernables de Japon member EVIL. Ahead of the bout, EVIL spoke to NJPW1972.com and gave his thoughts on Jericho.
"He’s been at the top in Japan. He’s been at the top worldwide. He is a superstar, no question… but he’s not my kind of wrestler. He’s been in New Japan for a year now, and in that time he’s somebody I never once thought about up till now. He had that goofy makeup on under his mask at Ryogoku; he’s a talentless makeup artist to boot," said EVIL. "Jericho’s not my type. Not at all. That’s the truth. And man, his makeup! At Ryogoku he had that stupid goofy half assed makeup job under his mask. Was that… what was that? Was it supposed to be intimidating in some way? He talked about ‘hiding his gorgeous face behind a mask’ and then he takes it off and he’s a crappy trick or treater!"
EVIL continued, discussing how much Jericho has left in the tank and whether Jericho's accomplishments hold any weight in 2018.
"Jericho’s undeniably a big name. But he’s a big name. As a wrestler he’s done. A faded superstar is still a ‘superstar’ I guess. Jericho’s going round saying ‘by facing me you’ll become famous’ ‘you’ll be a star’ ‘your career will skyrocket just by sharing a ring with me’. Ok fine. Here’s what I’ll do. I’ll take everything you’ve done, all you’ve achieved, everybody you’ve beaten and use that to make you the biggest stepping stone you can imagine. And, as I step on you, I’ll plunge you into darkness!" he exclaimed.
Jericho won the IWGP Intercontinental Title from Tetsuya Naito back on June 9 at Dominion. Jericho has not competed in NJPW since, but did attack EVIL prior to his bout against Zack Sabre Jr. at King of Pro Wrestling on Oct. 8.
The IWGP Intercontinental Title bout is set to headline this Saturday's NJPW Power Struggle event. Fightfull will provide live coverage of the show.