Chris Jericho thinks that an AEW wrestler that he recently beat is a future World Champion.
On the first episode of AEW Dynamite in October 2019, Chris Jericho formed a new group called The Inner Circle with Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana & Ortiz. Ever since then, Jericho has been aligned with Sammy Guevara until Grand Slam Dynamite.
Even after The Inner Circle ended as a group, Jericho and Guevara were still allies in the Jericho Appreciation Society stable. When the JAS came to an end a few months ago, Sammy remained loyal to Jericho as well.
This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite Grand Slam in New York City, Jericho faced his good friend Guevara. The finish saw Sammy go for a top rope move, but Jericho was ready for it and hit a Codebreaker for the pinfall win.
After the match, Jericho and Sammy hugged, but Sammy followed up with a low blow kick to the groin. Sammy shoved Jericho down to the mat while Don Callis (Jericho’s former friend who has become a rival) stood by Sammy’s side. The post match low blow kick and shove was exactly what Jericho did to Shawn Michaels 20 years ago at WrestleMania 19 as well.
Chris Jericho believes that Sammy Guevera is a future World Champion
During a recent appearance on the Superstar Crossover, Chris Jericho spoke about how Sammy Guevara is going to be a World Champion in the future. The 52-year-old Jericho is a former WWE, AEW & ROH World Champion while Sammy Guevara turned 30 years old this year, so he has a very bright future.
“I think he has the potential to be a world champion. That’s the thing about what we’ve been able to do in AEW over the last four years is build so many names that came from basically nowhere into legit main-eventers.”
“You talk about Sammy Guevara, Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin, and MJF, and all these types of guys. That’s something we knew we had to do right out of the gate because AEW became very popular very quickly. But, in order to sustain the popularity, you have to create as many stars as you possibly can. Britt Baker’s another, there’s so many too, Kris Statlander.”