Chris Jericho Shocks Everyone At Non-AEW Show

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Chris Jericho made an unannounced appearance at a show that didn’t involve All Elite Wrestling.

As the current FTW Champion in All Elite Wrestling, Chris Jericho is calling himself “The Learning Tree” while leading a group that includes Big Bill and Bryan Keith. Jericho refers to himself as the “For The World” Champion even though that’s not the name that Taz had in mind when he created the championship nearly 30 years ago.

As AEW fans know, the company has relationships with other promotions like NJPW, who is helping AEW run the Forbidden Door PPV this Sunday, June 30th. AEW also works with the CMLL promotion in Mexico.

There was a CMLL Super Viernes show on June 28th in Mexico City where Jericho made a surprising appearance.

Mistico teamed up with Esfinge and Volador Jr. to defeat Los Infernales and Angel de Oro in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls six-man tag team match at the event taking place in Arena Mexico.

After the match, a mystery masked man attacked Mistico and nailed him with a Codebreaker followed by a Judas Effect elbow to the head. That’s when the masked man took the mask off to reveal it was former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho.

Chris Jericho, who wrestled plenty of times in Mexico early in his career, challenged Mistico to a match in a promo after the in-ring attack:

“Mistico I will challenge you anywhere, any time, any place. You say the word.

You call Arena Mexico your house, thirty years ago Arena Mexico was my house and I’m coming back to take my house away from you.”

Mistico responded in Spanish saying he is always ready.

There was an official match challenge by Jericho for Friday, July 5th and Mistico accepted, so that’s when it will take place.

Chris Jericho In Action At AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door

At the AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door PPV on June 30th, Chris Jericho won’t have to defend his FTW Title because he’s in a six-man tag team match. Jericho will team up with Big Bill and a partner that will be announced on Collision against the trio of Samoa Joe, Hook, and Katsuyori Shibata.