Chris Jericho has recently finished filming a horror movie with a wrestling theme called “Dark Match.”
It was reported by Deadline that Jericho will star in the wrestling-themed horror movie called “Dark Match.” In pro wrestling terms, a “dark match” is something that happens for the live crowd before a TV taping takes place. The film has recently wrapped in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is also in Western Canada.
Deadline notes that the film is about a “small-time wrestling company accepting a high-paying gig in a backwoods town, only to discover when they arrive that the community is run by a mysterious cult leader with devious plans for their match.” It is being produced by Dept. 9 Studios.
The former WWE, AEW, and ROH WOrld Champion Chris Jericho is in the lead role with Ayisha Issa (Transplant), Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Eklund (Wynonna Earp) and Jonathan Cherry (Goon) some of the other main stars.
“Dark Match” is written and directed by Lowell Dean (Wolfcop) while Jericho is an Executive Producer along with John MacDonald, who is a Producer as well.
Lowell Dean, who wrote and directed the film, said this about it: “It’s been a blast filming in Edmonton and working every day with such a talented cast and crew. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with Dept.9 Studios and for the producer’s support in bringing Dark Match to life.”
Jericho quote tweeted the Deadline story saying he was “stoked about this” meaning he’s excited about it.
Stoked about this! https://t.co/pDxWpcKtkk
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 16, 2022
As for his wrestling career, Jericho has had some big losses over the last week. Claudio Castagnoli beat Jericho to regain the ROH World Title at Final Battle last Saturday. This past Wednesday, December 14th on AEW Dynamite, Jericho also lost to an upstart named Action Andretti, who put himself on the map by beating Jericho clean. It was a result that shocked the world while also showing how unselfish Jericho is in terms of putting over younger talent.