Chris Jericho has been making waves this weekend. The new AEW superstar challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in a video on Saturday, setting up what will be his biggest NJPW match. And the night prior, he also made a surprise appearance at an indie event at Canton, Georgia.
Southern Honor Wrestling's Friday show had already featured Cody Rhodes, who announced that bilateral amputee Dustin Thomas will be involved in the Battle Royal at Double or Nothing later this month.
Cody also put Sunny Daze's mom over, allowing her to pin him for a three count in his "final indie match". But it was his AEW colleagues who stole the show.
Following a match which saw SHW champion Alan Angels retain his title, the champ proceeded to attack AC Mack before Daze came to the rescue. The lights would go off and, when they turned back on, Jericho was standing in the ring, chair in hand.
Y2J put a beatdown on Daze and set up the chair in an attempt to break his ankle. But the lights turned off and back on again, this time revealing Kenny Omega, who popped in to make the save before getting attacked himself.
This would spark an all-out brawl in the ring, with the entire locker room rushing out to throw blows in a face vs heel melee.
You could check it out in the video below.
What This Means
The AEW band gave onlookers quite the treat and have also set up the Double or Nothing PPV rather nicely.
The show is set for May 25 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and should be an indicator of just how good (or bad) the newest WWE alternative will be.