On the December 14, 2022, episode of AEW Dynamite, former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho went one-on-one with Action Andretti, a relatively unknown prospect at that point that had had a few impressive displays on Dark up to that point. Whilst many would’ve expected Jericho to pick up a routine win here, Andretti managed to pull off the upset in what was a star-making performance for the 26-year-old who later officially signed with the company.
Since then, Andretti has aligned himself with Ricky Starks as the pair look to take down the Jericho Appreciation Society altogether. Ahead of his match with Starks at the upcoming AEW Revolution PPV, Jericho joined The Kliq podcast where he had the chance to reflect on the moment with Andretti.
“After Revolution, our story is probably going to be done for now, Action Andretti and Jericho. By the way, I never got the win back, I don’t need to, I never need to beat Action Andretti ever, nor will I ever. I will never beat Action Andretti, I’m telling you that right now. Now, he has to go on his own but we had a great three-month story, it’s a great start for this kid. Now, the dust is going to settle, where is he going to end up? That’s kind of up to him but last night, Tony Khan put him in the ladder match, had nothing to do with me, and I was like, ‘That’s really cool.’ Now, Tony’s thinking of him as a guy on our show because getting time on Dynamite is not easy.”-Chris Jericho
Jericho’s bout with Ricky Starks is set to see the Jericho Appreciation Society banned from ringside, in what is likely to be the final chapter in the story between Andretti and the veteran.
Elsewhere on the card, MJF will defend his AEW World Championship against Bryan Danielson in a 60-minute iron man match, whilst Jamie Hayter is set to put the AEW Women’s Championship on the line against Saraya and Ruby Soho.