For Chris Jericho, 2017 has to be a career year. Starting off with a fantastic run in WWE and ending with the announcement of a dream match against Kenny Omega and a cruise featuring Ring of Honor (ROH) talent in 2018. While Alpha vs. Omega is more imminent, and will probably draw more headlines, Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea is a unique idea and one that fans should be excited for.
It’s pretty much what you’d expect from the title of the event. There will be a cruise ship and a whole lot of wrestling. Interestingly enough though, the WWE legend won’t play host to any WWE superstars. That isn’t from a lack of trying, however, Jericho approached WWE to try and get the services of some NXT talent, though he was denied. That caused the former WWE Champion to turn to ROH for a hand, and recently it was announced that Dalton Castle will appear at the event.
“I will be on a boat, there will be a wrestling ring also on that boat, and I will be enjoying Mai Tai and Pina Coladas,” says Castle.
There’s no word yet on if “The Boys” will join Castle for the event, but The Cruiseship of Jericho is set to depart on Oct. 27, 2018, and the trip will continue until Oct. 31, 2018. While the premise of a wrestling cruise ship is enticing for many super fans, it is also a chance to interact with the stars of Ring of Honor, and Castle intends to do just that.
“We will all be at sea together enjoying a cruise of music comedy and wrestling. What am I going to just sit in my cabin all day or go out and talk to my people?”
Before the cruise, however, Castle is gearing up for a match against Cody (Rhodes) for the Ring of Honor Championship at Final Battle on Dec. 15, 2017. This will be Castle’s second whack at the ROH Championship, a title that has eluded the star thus far. If he manages to get the better of Cody at the pay-per-view, then there’s a chance fans can see Castle holding the ROH Championship when the Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea finally sets sail.