Chris Jericho talks about the Jericho Appreciation Society's PWG appearance came together.
The wrestling world was shocked when Chris Jericho and the Jericho Appreciation Society showed up at night two of PWG's Battle Of Los Angeles event earlier this year. The group, who appeared in support of PWG World Champion Daniel Garcia, took on and defeated the team of Evil Uno, Jonathan Gresham, Kevin Blackwood, Michael Oku & SB KENTo.
On the latest edition of Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho spoke about how the big appearance and match came together.
“For anybody that wants to know how that happened, Excalibur and I had spoken about it months ago. After a show, we were having some drinks and I was like ‘Yeah sure, I’d like to do PWG. Let’s try and figure it out sometime.’ Then, about a month or so ago, Danny [Garcia] mentioned that he’s in BOLA and that there’s always this tournament. He said ‘Why don’t you and Sammy come and we’ll do the six man.’ I was like ‘Why don’t we make it the whole gang, all eight of us and do like a ten man, but still have Anna and Tay and Jake on the outside with us as well.’ I think that was kinda the cool part was that the entire group showed up. Once I suggested it to Tony Khan, he was super excited about it. When we first started AEW, I think the Bucks did a few of these [types of shows] and I think Kenny and I showed up at a small indie in Georgia. Not to have a match, but I think I did a run in. We were kinda like the new company that was just showing up wherever we wanted to and we kinda had this street credit because of it. I felt like this kinda took us back to that. No one’s gonna expect this and everyone’s gonna be talking about it. So no matter what we do in this match, it doesn’t matter because they’re going to be going nuts because it’s such a cool surprise.”
Jericho last wrestled on an independent wrestling show back in 2000, where he wrestled Eddie Guerrero at the Gary Albright Memorial Show. Furthermore, this was Jake Hager's first appearance on an independent show since signing with AEW.
In a recent interview, Micheal Oku reflected on getting to face Jericho at this year's BOLA event. To see Oku's full comments, click here.
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