Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Busted Open Radio to discuss his upcoming match with Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in Tokyo Dome. During the conversation, Jericho had some choice words for Tetsuya Naito.
Naito will challenge IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada for his title after Jericho challenges Omega for his IWGP U.S. Championship. Naito took exception to Omega and Jericho calling the event a "double main event" and disputed that claim. Jericho responded by calling Naito a "stupid idiot" and pointing to the increased ticket sales and fan attention attracted by his match with Omega.
"It kind of shows how stupid he is because yes, it is a double main event and if he really believes the Tokyo Dome ticket sales are two-and-a-half times greater than they were last year at this same time, if he truly believes that's because of him and Okada, then he's a real stupid idiot, there's no doubt about it," Jericho said. "And if I went there and I said, 'Oh, for sure it's Omega vs. Jericho, it's Alpha vs. Omega, through the roof is the main event,' I'd be a stupid idiot, but I'm smart, I understand how the business works. You've got the two guys that are two of the greatest performers in the world, the match that nobody thought would happen, that's the main event. Then you've got the world title match of Okada vs. Naito, the two Japanese guys fighting over New Japan's most prestigious title, that's the main event. It is a double main event, that's why the tickets are selling so well, because it's a one-two punch"
Jericho continued throwing barbs at Naito, saying it would be monetarily beneficial for him to admit Wrestle Kingdom 12 is, in fact, a double main event.
"For Naito to say that shows that he's an idiot, because if he was smart he would admit that it's a double main event and say how huge it is and put more money in his pocket," Jericho said. "But you know what? I'll save that money for me and he can go back to doing 'Tranquilito' or 'Despacito' or whatever the hell it is he's doing"