Chris Jericho has been announced for Fight For The Fallen.
All Elite Wrestling's third show under the company banner, Fight For The Fallen is slated to take place on July 13th in Jacksonville, Florida. Matches announced for the show include Kenny Omega versus CIMA, Brandi Rhodes versus Allie, and The Young Bucks versus Cody and Dustin Rhodes. It was announced by AEW today that former IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho is now scheduled to appear at the event.
Fight For The Fallen is going head-to-head with EVOLVE 131 that will feature stars from WWE and the show will be live on the WWE Network as well. AEW co-Executive Vice President Kenny Omega took to Twitter after the announcement concerning EVOLVE 131 was made and shared the following:
"If lining your pockets with blood money is okay, then what’s wrong with trying to undermine a charity show for victims of gun violence? I hear that healthy competition is supposed to be a good thing and yet I can’t help but feel like I’m gonna be sick."
Omega has since deleted his tweet and sent out a follow up tweet in-which he noted that the prior statement opened the door for a toxic environment and he hopes all who are performing on July 13th the best.
I’ve said my piece and it opened the door to a very toxic environment. It wasn’t a message to fans, or the boys, just the decision makers. I wish everyone wrestling on any show that day all the best. That is all.— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) June 26, 2019