Chris Jericho Boosts Morale Backstage by Participating in AEW Street Hockey Tournament

Published 03/10/2021, 7:30 AM EST
31 Jan 2002 : Wrestler Chris Jericho during the NHL Allstar Celebrity Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images/NHLI


Chris Jericho is a lifelong fan of ice-hockey, and his father, Ted Irvine, was a skilled player himself. Jericho, along with several other members of the AEW roster, took part in a hockey tournament organised by AEW superstar Dr. Luther. The deathmatch wrestler and Jericho joined forces along with members of the Dark Order.

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Chris Jericho takes part in AEW Street Hockey League

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Jericho took to Instagram to talk about the tournament where he also bragged about his performance. He scored five goals and assisted two, but their team, the Fighting Ogilthorpes, lost. However, Jericho could get away with the loss since this was the first time he played in years.

Jericho’s team comprised Dark Order members Alex Reynolds, Preston Vance, Evil Uno, and Stu Grayson. Dr. Luther and AEW senior producer Jess Palombo rounded off the Ogilthorpes six-person squad.

Men’s League Sweaters created their jerseys, which is a custom-made hockey gear shop from Michigan. AEW’s most iconic referee Rick Knox refereed the street hockey games. How deep must his refereeing resume be?

Jericho’s father, Ted Irvine, was quite a legendary figure in the National Hockey League. Irvine played for the Boston Bruins, the Los Angeles Kings, the New York Rangers and the St. Louis Blues. He’s an honoured member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and has amassed 331 points in 774 games during his fifteen year career.

What’s next for the Inner Circle?

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Cracks began appearing in the Inner Circle once MJF joined the group. The Salt of the Earth picked a fight with Sammy Guevara, who thought his place in the faction was being usurped by MJF. This led to Sammy attacking MJF when the latter recorded the former, admitting he wanted to overthrow Jericho as the leader of the group.

When confronted by Jericho, Sammy quit the group to the shock of many. Jericho put on a smile, continued working with MJF, and even became No. 1 Contender’s for the AEW Tag Team Championships. Unfortunately, the Young Bucks beat them at Revolution, leaving Jericho and MJF without gold.

After the match, Jericho promised some changes in the Inner Circle, which MJF agreed to. Does this mean MJF is out of the group? Will Jericho follow Sammy out? Will MJF usurp Jericho’s role as the leader of the group? Tune into Dynamite tonight to find out.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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