So WWE generated $729.2M in revenue in 2016. NJPW generated $34M, according to the yen/dollar conversion rate.
When is Vince McMahon just going to buy NJPW? Seems inevitable, right? Jericho move seems like an "invasion" of sorts. Same way they got into WCW, ECW, softly at first. Then just crushed them and took them over.
They are becoming more like WWE's competition in that they have the best wrestler on the planet and have bred the other top wrestlers in Styles and Balor, as far as all around performers go. They also are having PPV main events that are kicking the ass of WWE PPVs. So Vince could see this as another "if you can't beat em, buy em" opportunity. A couple 6-star matches, and now one of the all time greats in Jericho is jumping ship to go there. Cody Rhodes going there doesn't move the needle. But Jericho? That's huge. Jericho's job the last couple years in WWE was elevating guys. Ambrose, Owens, Styles were all "over" but Jericho made them better.
Not sure Jericho can make Omega better. But I do know one thing...
Kenny Omega..............[click click].............YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!