Rassslin Review: Chris Jericho Universal Champion, NJPW Best of the Super Jrs

This week’s Rassslin Review covers rumors about the original plans for Chris Jericho and the Universal Title as well as an introduction on New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Jr’s tournament.

Chris Jericho vs. Kevin OwensWhile Jericho faced off with Kevin Owens at WrestleMania, that match was originally to be for much higher states as Jericho revealed on a recent Busted Open podcast.

One of the premiere tournaments during the year for NJPW kicked off this past week. Best of the Super Jr’s is one of the longer running tourneys and although the Cruiserweight Classic in WWE was similar, this much older tournament has a different structure entirely. We discuss what it is and why it’s been so good for so many years.

Also, we talk about the recent attendance figures for NXT TakeOver Chicago and WWE Backlash, the slight rise in indie wrestling interests and other pro wrestling companies, and much more.

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