Chris Jericho is one of the top stars in AEW, but the legendary wrestler has explained why he won’t take a certain move from Eddie Kingston ever again.
The opening match at AEW Revolution in March 2022 saw Eddie Kingston beat Chris Jericho in what was one of the biggest wins of Kingston’s career. During the match, Kingston got the upper hand early when Kingston delivered a release half-n-half suplex with Jericho landing right on the back of his head.
Jericho is now the ROH World Champion, who recently was on the AEW Unrestricted podcast where he talked about how that bump he took in the Kingston match is a move he’ll never take again.
“I was like ‘We’re on first. I want you to just dump me on my head’ and it was a terrible bump, it was terrible. I’ve only taken one other bump like that in my life, taken from our broadcast colleague Taz back when I was 25 years old. And I’ll never do it again.”
“Was it scary? Yeah, it was scary, but it was also like, I want to start the show off by making people go ‘Holy sh*t. What the f*ck just happened?’ And once we did that, it changed the dynamic of everything. I’m an artist. I’ll take the risk. That’s what we do.”
“I will never take another bump like that again, but I never thought I’d take a fluorescent lightbulb to the head from Nick Gage last year. But once again, why did I do it? Because the story warranted it. That’s why we did Barbed Wire Everywhere this year.”
“It’s not just a bunch of guys falling in barbed wire ’cause we’re marks. It’s because the story worked. And it really made a difference to do things that way. That’s what I think keeps my longevity, or keeps me where I think I should be because I understand that the story leads you.”
As the ROH World Champion, Jericho remains a busy man that will be in tag team action on the October 5th edition of Dynamite as he teams up with Sammy Guevara against Daniel Garcia and Bryan Danielson. One week later on October 12th, Jericho will defend the ROH World Title against Danielson.