Action Andretti Looks Back On His Victory Over Chris Jericho, Jericho Being Happy With The Match

At AEW Dynamite Winter Is Coming, Action Andretti scored the biggest win of his career, defeating Chris Jericho in singles competition.

The match was billed as a tune-up match for Jericho, who had just lost the ROH World Title to Claudio Castagnoli. Andretti was already in the ring as Jericho came out to "Judas" and Jericho dominated the early portion of the match before Andretti made his comeback leading to the eventual victory.

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Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Andretti looked back on the bout with Jericho.

"I didn't really know what I was doing when I went out to Texas. When I saw the announcement, there was an announcement that Chris Jericho would be in action, I was just like, 'If there is any way where I got put in a situation where I went out there with him, that would be an insane game-changing thing for me.' I saw that and was like, 'Wow, what if that's me? What if there is a possibility that could be me going out there?' When I found out I was going to be wrestling him, I was like, 'Wow, this is going to happen tonight. I'm gonna go out there and get a chance on Dynamite. I have to look my best.' When I found out it was going to be a legit match and I wasn't going to go out there and get squashed, I was gonna be able to go and showcase myself and show what I could do in the ring, it was crazy. I couldn't believe I had the chance to wrestle Chris Jericho. I'm just a kid on the Indies, grinding the past four years, and now I get an opportunity to show all the hard work I put in and have it pay off. It was an incredible opportunity and I'm very thankful that Tony (Khan) gave me that chance to go out there and I'm glad that I went out there to make the magic happen and here we are now," he said.

When asked what the reaction was backstage to the match, Andretti said, "Tony was very happy with the match, very fired up, which I love to see. 'LET'S FUCKING GO!' That fires me up so much, I love it. Chris was very happy with how it came out. I was very happy that those guys believed in my and very grateful that they gave me an opportunity and they trusted me to go out and perform to the level that they thought I was going to. It was very cool. Chris was very happy, and to make those guys happy, it makes me know that I'm doing something right and it's a good feeling."

Andretti also said that he got a round of applause from the group in the back once he got through the curtain.

Jericho previously revealed that he wanted Andretti signed in October 2022 with the plan to put him over. You can find Jericho's comments by clicking here.

Andretti teamed with Ricky Starks on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite to face Jericho & Sammy Guevara. Fans can find Fightful's report on AEW Dynamite by clicking here.

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