Chris Jericho Wanted Sonny Kiss To Be The First Challenger For The AEW Championship

Sonny Kiss recently took Cody Rhodes to the limit for the AEW TNT Championship on the July 15. However, Sonny was handpicked by Chris Jericho for an ever greater opportunity in 2019.

Chris Jericho recently revealed on the latest episode of his Saturday Night Special Q&A that he initially wanted Sonny Kiss to challenge him for his first AEW World Championship defense in Philadelphia on October 16, 2019. However, Tony Khan wanted the spot to go to Darby Allin and Jericho would end up defending the championship against Darby in a Philadelphia Street Fight.

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Chris Jericho would be very complimentary of Sonny Kiss, calling Sonny a "tremendous athlete."

"You know, it's funny. The original plan for week three for AEW Dynamite when I had the Philadelphia Street fight against Darby [Allin], we were looking for me to have a title match kind of right off the bat [who] was somebody that I could beat and kind of give a rub to. My original idea was Sonny Kiss and Tony [Khan] suggested Darby Allin and we went with that, which was sort of great," Jericho said. "But I thought Sonny Kiss did tremendous this week against Cody. Sonny will actually be on Talk Is Jericho next week. She and I did a podcast. Yes, I did say she. You'll hear all about that. We did a podcast the day together and I'm excited to unleash it on all you guys. Sonny is very, very cool. A tremendous athlete and I always enjoy hanging out with her."

Sonny Kiss has stated in the past that the pronoun of he or she is okay as Sonny identifies as gender-fluid. Fightful will have in-depth breakdowns of Sonny on Chris Jericho's podcast later in the week.

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