10 New Year's Resolutions For Wrestling Fans In 2018
10. Use Y2J As An Excuse To Watch More NJPW
Purists can love or loathe it, but the fact is that Chris Jericho's appearance at Wrestle Kingdom 12 will put some new eyes on the Japanese wrestling scene. Jericho's match with Kenny Omega is the legend's first in Japan for around 20 years, has the entire internet talking, and is the sole reason some will even both to tune into NJPW's annual Tokyo Dome show.
Don't let it stop there, because New Japan have a rich library of content you can enjoy. Think of Jericho's match with Omega as an entry point to Japanese wrestling, then let loose on the (admittedly difficult to navigate) New Japan World on demand service. If nothing else, it's something different and a unique flavour of pro wrestling.
No, you're not going to like everything, but the same could be said about WWE's product too. Jericho's involvement in Wrestle Kingdom is an ideal excuse to keep tabs on New Japan and check out events like August's G1 Climax or the historic Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
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