Chris Jericho Bringing Back ‘Painmaker’ Persona to Fight Nick Gage on AEW Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen

Published 07/22/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Chris Jericho and MJF are out for each other’s blood. The only difference is while Jericho wants MJF’s blood on his hands, the latter is doing everything he can to keep the ‘Demo God’ at bay. After all, he knows that once Jericho gets his hands on him, his face and career will be disfigured forever.

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Last night during Night 2 of Fyter Fest on AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Spears in a chairs match to overcome the first labor of Jericho. Following the win, MJF revealed what Jericho’s second labor would be. And honestly, the second labor is really a dream match that we never knew we wanted.

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MJF reveals Chris Jericho will face Nick Gage in second labor at AEW Fight for the Fallen

MJF congratulated Chris Jericho for his win, but added that if anyone comes to his aid during rest of the labors, then he will lose a chance to face him. However, he added that since Jericho likes to break the rules, Jericho’s second labor will be a No Disqualification match.

The leader of the Pinnacle then said Jericho’s opponent next week is a man who doesn’t go by the rules too. He then introduced famous deathmatch wrestler Nick Gage as the crowd in Dallas went absolutely crazy.

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‘MDK’ came out to a huge ovation as Jericho looked absolutely stunned. It felt as if Jericho had seen a ghost. After all, a No DQ match against Nick Gage is no less than jumping in a fire pit. No disqualification matches are a haven for Gage, just ask Jon Moxley.

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Gage once cut open Jon Moxley with a pizza cutter, we wonder what’s coming for ‘Le Champion‘ next week on Fight for the Fallen edition of AEW Dynamite.


However, we didn’t have to wonder for long. Later in the show, Jericho revealed he will be bringing back his ‘Painmaker’ persona for the battle against Nick Freakin Gage next week, adding more fuel to the fire. The Painmaker returns against MDK next week. Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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