The primary episode of AEW Dynamite in 2023 will see Chris Jericho face off in opposition to Ricky Starks in a match that followers have been trying ahead to with a lot anticipation. Jericho who has had one of many best careers in professional wrestling historical past spent 20 years in WWE and gained six World Titles. Though in 2019, Chris moved to AEW and have become their first AEW World Champion.
Over time, Jericho has competed for ECW, WCW, WWE, New Japan, and AEW. Practically two weeks in the past, on the ROH Remaining Battle, Claudio Castagnoli managed to win the ROH World Championship for the second time as he defeated Chris Jericho. The AEW famous person had beforehand overwhelmed Castagnoli for a similar title again at AEW Grand Slam. Within the meantime, the wrestler has additionally been having fun with an performing profession and after enjoying a supporting position in horror breakout Terrifier 2, Jericho has now been named among the many lead forged of a wrestling-themed horror Darkish Match which additionally stars Ayisha Issa, Steven Ogg and Sara Canning.
Because the AEW Dynamite kicks off its first 2023 present, there’s nothing greater than a Starks vs Jericho match. Chris will likely be showing on this match, recent off the lack of his ROH World Championship, whereas Starks additionally just lately misplaced his first-ever AEW World title match in opposition to MJF on the Winter is Coming version of Dynamite. Contemplating each the wrestling stars will likely be hoping to place their previous losses behind them, this will likely be an important match.
One other main spotlight of the primary match of AEW Dyanmite 2023 is that it’s debuting in Seattle. Because it marks its first time in Seattle, Washington, it may turn into a particular match for hometown boy Darby Allin, who could have a possibility to win the TNT Championship as he faces the reigning titleholder, Samoa Joe.
Chris Jericho has confronted a variety of new opponents throughout his AEW run and now he’s set for a showdown in opposition to Ricky Starks. It has been made official that Jericho will face one other Starks on the primary episode of Dynamite which is able to happen on January 4 in Seattle.
As reported by TJR Wrestling, Chris Jericho has maintained that Starks will likely be a World Champion sometime, however he’s not prepared but. Jericho thinks that he might help Starks attain the highest of AEW and desires him to hitch the Jericho Appreciation Society. Though Ricky has reportedly stated he has no real interest in becoming a member of JAS. The group consists of Daniel Garcia, Jake Hager, Angelo Parker, Matt Menard, Sammy Guevara, Tay Melo, and Anna Jay. Chris is the oldest member of JAS at 52.
Lately, a report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer E-newsletter said that a number of of the highest skills in AEW, together with Chris Jericho, instructed the remainder of the locker room that may ensure CM Punk is not introduced again to the corporate. Punk who gained the World Title from Jon Moxley at All Out has been mired in controversy following his backstage brawl with Kenny Omega and The Younger Bucks.
Forward of his first AEW match of 2023, the wrestling famous person beforehand addressed the eventful 2022 that he had on the episode of Discuss Is Jericho. He addressed AEW’s backstage brawl controversy and spoke about how the corporate suffered due to it saying, “There was a lot unhealthy publicity on the corporate and sort of a black cloud, a haze over it, and dude, we have been preventing again. We sort of took cost, [Jon Moxley] and Bryan and I and allow them to know the sky wasn’t falling, that issues occur, and we gotta hold the present rolling.”
As for the upcoming AEW Dynamite occasion, different confirmed matches embody an AEW World Tag Crew title match between The Acclaimed in opposition to Jeff Jarrett and Jay Deadly, Swerve Scott vs. A.R. Fox, and TBS Champion Jade Cargill teaming up with Crimson Velvet to face Kiera Hogan and Skye Blue. There can even be a Bryan Danielson face-off in opposition to Tony Nese in singles motion. Studies additionally counsel that former AEW World Champion Hangman Adam Web page will make an look to present an replace on his well being. AEW World Champion MJF can even make an look on Dynamite.