Chris Jericho Makes a Huge Statement About MJF After the Stadium Stampede Match at AEW Double or Nothing

Published 05/31/2021, 8:45 AM EDT


Chris Jericho and his Inner Circle defeated MJF and The Pinnacle in the main event of AEW Double or Nothing. Leading up to this feud, MJF did a phenomenal job as the main antagonist of this equation.

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Chris Jericho, who is known for working with young talents and building them up into future superstars, wielded all his experience to groom MJF into one of the leading heel characters.

Coming to the match, MJF and Jericho engaged in a hard-hitting battle. Following the match, Jericho lauded MJF in a huge way. He even compared his and MJF’s chemistry to his and Kevin Owens’ chemistry in WWE.

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Notably, the stadium stampede match had some heavy implications. If Inner Circle lost the match, they would have to disband forever. Ultimately, Sammy Guevara pinned Shawn Spears to get the win for Inner Circle.

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Towards the end of his WWE career, Jericho teamed up with KO. After a roller-coaster story that saw Owens betraying his mentor cum best friend, the duo collided at WrestleMania 33.

Similarly, MJF first approached Jericho in order to join the Inner Circle. MJF claimed that he was a longtime fan of Y2J, and their duo would be indomitable.

However, MJF’s actual intention was more sinister than that. He wanted to break apart the friendship of the Inner Circle, starting with the youngest of the bunch, Sammy Guevara.

However, the Inner Circle soon caught up with MJF and confronted him. He finally revealed he tried to sabotage Inner Circle to form a group of his own.

The 25-year-old then came up with his own group, The Pinnacle, which consisted of Wardlow, Shawn Spears, Tully Blanchard, and FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood).

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At AEW special ‘Blood and Guts,’ Pinnacle defeated Inner Circle in the eponymous match, with the help of the former’s leader MJF’s manipulation. To have a fair and square chance, Inner Circle asked for a rematch.

Pinnacle chose “stadium stampede” because in the first-ever stadium stampede match, Inner Circle lost to Kenny Omega‘s The Elite. But this time, MJF’s plans failed him completely.

Fans highly acclaimed the match thanks to both Jericho and MJF’s stellar rivalry. Let us know your favorite moments in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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