This coming Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite will be headlined by AEW World Champion Chris Jericho defending his AEW World Title against Darby Allin in a Philadelphia Street Fight. Darby Allin earned his opportunity at Chris Jericho’s AEW World Title by defeating Jimmy Havoc in a #1 Contender’s Match during last Wednesday’s episode.
Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite ended with Darby Allin attacking AEW World Champion Chris Jericho with his skateboard. Following the attack, Jericho took to Twitter and commented on Darby Allin’s attack as well as their upcoming Philadelphia Street Fight.
This is what Chris Jericho said:
“You all saw what happened tonight.” “After 29 years in the wrestling business I’ve seen and done it all, but what I’ve never seen is a self-righteous son of a b—h skateboard down a ramp-way and attack Le Champion, from behind after a hard match-up, fighting Dustin Rhodes, and Cody Rhodes, and ‘Hangman’ Page, and Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson, and MJF, and Doctor J, and Benedict Arnold, and Abraham Lincoln, and David Lee Roth, and whoever the hell else was out there.
“Darby Allin, he couldn’t just leave well enough alone. He beat Jimmy Havoc, he gets the chance to face Le Champion in Philadelphia for the AEW Heavyweight Championship. It’s the biggest match of his career, but he had to take it too far. He had to come and attack me from behind like some kind of dog, like some kind of street thug. I’m an educated man, Darby. I’ve got morals, I’ve got je ne sais quoi, but I grew up on the streets. I grew up on the mean streets of Winnipeg. You wanna fight, you wanna attack and treat me like some kind of street thug? Sounds good to me because next week we’re in Philadelphia. That’s a place where my father Ted Irvine used to beat the crap out of the Philadelphia Flyers each and every night when he played with the New York Rangers.
“So, you want to come to Philadelphia and you want to treat me like a street thug? Well, I’m going to treat you like the little b—h that you are, Darby Allin. Because next week, for the AEW Championship, Darby Allin vs. Chris Jericho in a Philadelphia Street Fight. And one last thing – you wanna try and cause some pain? I don’t cause pain, I make the pain. Next week, Chris Jericho’s not going to be in Philadelphia, but The Painmaker will be. I’ll see you then, Darby. It’s going to be the match of your career, it’s also going to be the last one. You’re welcome.”
Darby Allin then responded to Chris Jericho and told him that he needs to be humbled. He also told Jericho that to lose, all it takes is a few seconds.
This is what Darby Allin said:
“It only took seconds, seconds to see how you viewed me, Chris Jericho.” “You didn’t need to use words. I’m not blind, I could see your eyes. You think I’m a street dog. Think I’m too reckless, but make no mistake about it behind what I do, is a brain. You could ask me, ‘Darby, what is it you want most out of the wrestling business?’ I’ll look you dead in the eye and tell you this. I want to be the same man leaving, as a I came in. I don’t want a big head. I don’t want to believe I’m a God. You, you, Chris Jericho, believe your are the highest power. It’s not just an act.
“You need to be humbled, in no better way than losing to me. Someone you view, so poorly. And when I win that AEW Championship, I don’t need a huge after-party, I don’t need champagne. Your blood on my hands, will be my high. October 16, Darby Allin versus Chris Jericho, Philadelphia Street for the AEW Championship. And for me to win that championship, Chris, all it takes is seconds.”
You can check out Chris Jericho’s full comments below along with Darby Allin’s response:
"You need to be humbled Chris Jericho" – Darby Allin on his AEW World Championship match this Wednesday, Oct 16th in Philadelphia#AEWDynamite #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT @IamJericho @DarbyAllin pic.twitter.com/c9aYbNsoJT— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 13, 2019