As noted, Chris Jericho was successfully able to capture the IWGP Intercontinental Title when he defeated the defending Tetsuya Naito today at Dominion.
Following the win, which marks Jericho’s 10th Intercontinental Title win in his career, counting his 9 WWE IC Title wins, Jericho Tweeted the following:
Well @s_d_naito is amazing, but There’s a NEW @njpw1972 #IntercontinentalChampion in town!https://t.co/soY8k83kya
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 9, 2018
Jericho also debuted a new look for his match against Naito which appears to be inspired by the classic Stanley Kubrick film ‘A Clockwork Orange’, and you can check out the look in the photo below:
The Alpha…. #Reinvent @njpwworld_official #Dominion #JerichoVsNaito
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Kenny Omega Forming New NJPW Stable
Also of note following NJPW was Kenny Omega’s comments after his historic IWGP title win over Kazuchika Okada.
Following his title bout, Omega appeared at the post-fight press conference and announced that there are two factions at play in NJPW that his part of – The Elite and The Golden Lovers. Omega announced that from here on out, the group will unite, be called The Golden Elite, and will likely consist of Omega, Kota Ibushi and The Young Bucks:
.@KennyOmegamanX, @NickJacksonYB, @ibushi_kota and @MattJackson13 enter a new era… together. #njdominion
➡ https://t.co/8n90d75Nfk pic.twitter.com/Ch4iGnniBR
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) June 9, 2018