The Jericho Appreciation Society launched on September 28 dynamite, celebrating OCHO™ in matching purple costumes as they insulted fans in Philadelphia. Ring of Honor World Champion Chris Jericho and his cast mocked the “City of Losers” and brought back Luigi the Pizza Guy to do New York Style. Not that they were going to give it to the Philadelphia faithful anyway.
The Champion also had some digs for the name of the promotion on his new belt. Jericho said he’s already the most-watched ROH champion ever, because no one knows Ring of Honor. But that will change in the era of Ring of Jericho.
ROH Pure Champion Daniel Garcia was also there, but he didn’t seem happy. He rejected the gift of a purple bob and parried Luigi!
Garcia started to say something to his mentor, but Jericho cut him off, warning him that he was about to make the biggest mistake of his career. This brought out the youngster hero, Bryan Danielson. The American Dragon blamed Jericho for telling Garcia who he should be and told him he could join him at the Blackpool Combat Club.
The Pure champion has teased a team with the Dragon (along with a bunch of other sports entertainment options)…
…and suggested they face Jericho and Sammy Guevara. Before getting confirmation, the opening segment led to a match between Danielson and Daddy Magic Matt Menard. It went as you’d imagine, both in terms of JAS shenanigans – former ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli ran to take out Cool Hand Ang – and as a result – Bryan won via submission.
It seemed (to this writer, anyway) that the story would continue when Jericho defended OCHO™ in the main event. But AEW announced the tag match for next week ahead of the final match of the night.
While commenting on the Daddy Magic match, BCC’s William Regal indicated that he’d rather the group fight Garcia than team up with him…so the matter might not be further decided within the Club than it was on our screens.
Learn more about Jericho’s main match here. But before you go, are you excited for this game and a potential Danielson/Garcia team in the works?
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