Chris Jericho is recognized as one of, if not the greatest professional wrestler in the pro wrestling industry as he has been successful in every pro wrestling promotion he has worked for and he has even won championship titles in every major pro wrestling promotion. Chris Jericho was the biggest signing in AEW history when the promotion was established back in January 2019 and he was even the first-ever AEW World Champion.
During the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite on October 2, 2019, Chris Jericho, who was the still AEW World Champion at the time, introduced The Inner Circle faction, which was made up of himself, Ortiz, Santana, Jake Hager and Sammy Guevara. Even though The Inner Circle are no longer together, the group is still known as one of the biggest stables in AEW as not only was it led by Chris Jericho, but they have been involved in the greatest matches as well as the greatest rivalries in company history.
The Inner Circle have been having problems for a number of weeks and it all came crashing down on AEW Dynamite last Wednesday night. The inaugural AEW World Champion made his way down to the ring and cut a promo on how he did not deliver on his promise to shake Eddie Kingston’s hand after losing to Eddie in their match at Revolution. This would lead to Kingston making his way down to the ring and getting into it with Jericho until they finally shook hands. Daniel Garcia and 2point0 then made their way to the ring and laid waste to Eddie Kingston, while Jericho was undisposed until Jericho, Jake Hager and 2point0’s Matt Lee and Jeff Parker together with Daniel Garcia completely destroyed Kingston, Santana and Ortiz.
After Kingston was put through a table by Jake Hager, Chris Jericho grabbed the mic and said this was the Jericho Appreciation Society and that is entertainment. A fan took to Twitter and wrote, “I think @IAmJericho has missed a trick with Renaming the Inner Circle as Inner Circle 2.0.,” which is clearly a shot at Chris Jericho’s new faction. Jericho then responded to the fan and wrote, “I think you’re a dumb idiot. Let the geniuses be geniuses and keep your opinions to yourself. #ThatsEntertainment.”
Chris Jericho has been wanting to build up the new stars in AEW and creating a stable such as this is his way of doing exactly that.
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