On Friday's AEW Rampage, Chris Jericho will team with Jake Hager & Sammy Guevara to take on Junior dos Santos, Ethan Page, and Scorpio Sky.
The bout will mark JDS' pro wrestling debut as Dan Lambert and American Top Team have been invading AEW for months.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Jericho discussed the goal of the bout.
“When you get into that moment, it is what it is,” Jericho says. “You either go for it, or you put your tail between your legs and hide, and I’ve never been that type of guy. I’m more of the type to die with boots on. So I’ve had my issues and shoots with MMA guys before, like that one with Brock Lesnar, and I survived by the skin of my teeth.”
Jericho continued by saying, “The idea is to get these guys over. I worked with MJF for nearly a year with The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle, and the idea was always to get MJF and Sammy Guevara over as bigger stars. I now get to work the UFC guys and bring Ethan and Scorpio to the next level. Seeing Jorge Masvidal kick the s--- out of me is helping get people invested in this angle. And if Masvidal tries to hit me again with that knee, we’ll see what happens. People are going to see on Rampage that this is a different light for Sky and Page, especially next to the UFC stars. They have so much to offer. Scorpio had the first-ever victory against me in AEW. That was a big deal at the time. Then he finished his story with SoCal Uncensored, and I think he’s going to be one of our linchpins in the future. The goal is to get Scorpio and Page to the next level, and we’re going to do it in a very entertaining story line.”
You can find JDS' comments on his in-ring debut by clicking here.
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