Chris Jericho was on Jim Ross’ podcast The Ross Report this week discussing various topics. The subject of his Wrestle Kingdom 12 match vs Kenny Omega came up during the interview.
There has been a lot of speculation as to whether Jericho had a conversation with Vince McMahon before making the NJPW deal.
Jericho’s response was slightly ambiguous, but paints a clearer picture as to how communication between himself and WWE flowed as the Wrestle Kingdom match was being made.
“You know how smart I am throughout my career, and you know the relationship I have with Vince, and I would never jeopardize that, or give him any nasty surprises. So, I’ll just leave it at that.”
I think it’s safe to assume that Jericho and Vince/WWE had open communication before the Omega match was announced at Power Struggle.