NJPW Star Rejects Chris Jericho; Issues Huge Challenge Instead

Chris Jericho

It seems one NJPW star has no interest in sitting under The Learning Tree as they issued a major challenge to Chris Jericho.

For weeks now, Chris Jericho has been spouting his wisdom to anyone who will listen and those who won’t as AEW’s Learning Tree. The FTW Champion has brought in Big Bill and Bryan Keith to the Jericho Vortex as he continues to have issues with HOOK.

HOOK has not found himself alone in his fight against the man who beat him for the FTW Title as he has found like-minded allies in former AEW World Champion Samoa Joe and Katsuyori Shibata.

Those six men are scheduled to clash at Forbidden Door in a trios match but an injury to Bryan Keith has left Jericho looking for a third man. On Dynamite in Buffalo, Chris Jericho revealed he’d asked a former Forbidden Door partner of his to join him as he played a video of NJPW’s resident maniac Minoru Suzuki.

Minoru Suzuki Wants Chris Jericho In The Ring

However, when the video played, rather than accept Jericho’s offer, Suzuki told him he wanted no part of The Learning Tree and instead challenged Jericho for his FTW Title.

With Suzuki rejecting Jericho’s offer, it remains to be seen who will team with The Learning Tree and Big Bill at Forbidden Door.

Dynamite also saw The Elite put in a big trios match for Forbidden Door as Kazuchika Okada will come face-to-face with a very familiar rival.