Luther Discusses Main Eventing AEW Dynamite Against Chris Jericho

On the October 7 episode of AEW Dynamite, AEW celebrated 30 years of Chris Jericho in wrestling.

The main event saw Jericho team with Jake Hager against Luther and Serpentico. Though Luther and Serpentico are not regular on AEW Dynamite and are typically featured on Dark and there was no ongoing feud between the Inner Circle and Chaos Project, Luther and Jericho are longtime friends and peers dating back to the early 90s and their time in Canada together.

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Speaking to Fightful, Luther revealed when he found out about the main event match and his reaction to the news.

"I was told about it a week or two before. They brought it up to me and I was like, 'Woah.' Serpentico was pretty jazzed. Who would have thought that we would get that chance? It's a memory that will be with me forever. I think for [Serpentico] too. I was so happy for Serpentico. I was almost more happy for him than me. I was happy for Chris' celebration, but Serpentico came on as a daily guy for the COVID matches, we got put together as a random thing, which really worked. We gelled really well together and next thing you know we got to (main event Dynamite)," he said.

Luther left it all in the ring on that night, abandoning the Japanese Deathmatch Legend moniker and turning into a regular luchador by performing some high-risk moves that nearly ended in disaster.

"I tried my best," he said about his performance. "I don't want to make any excuses or anything, I did everything I had to do. I got a little something on my shoes that made my shoes super slippery. I got new shoes now. So, it was odd, and then I got into my head a little bit. I still tried. One of the best bat catches in wrestling history, I think. I did a good bat catch. Baseball is my thing."

Jericho and Hager were victorious in the bout, leading to an even bigger celebration for "The Demo God."

Luther has returned to AEW Dark where he continues to team with Serpentico.

You can view The Distraction's full interview with "The Original Death Dealer" Luther in the video above.

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