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Chris Jericho On How JAS Ended Up Appearing at PWG Battle of Los Angeles

February 8, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Jericho Appreciation Society AEW Dynamite 12-21-22 Image Credit: Lee South/AEW

The Jericho Appreciation Society made an appearance at PWG Battle of Los Angeles last month, and Chris Jericho recently discussed how that came about. Jericho talked about the appearance, which saw the team compete in a ten-man tag team match, on the latest episode of Talk is Jericho.

“For anybody that wants to know how that happened, Excalibur and I had spoken about it months ago,” he said (per Fightful). “After a show, we were having some drinks and I was like ‘Yeah sure, I’d like to do PWG. Let’s try and figure it out sometime.’ Then, about a month or so ago, Danny [Garcia] mentioned that he’s in BOLA and that there’s always this tournament. He said ‘Why don’t you and Sammy come and we’ll do the six man.’ I was like ‘Why don’t we make it the whole gang, all eight of us and do like a ten man, but still have Anna and Tay and Jake on the outside with us as well.’”

He continued, “I think that was kinda the cool part was that the entire group showed up. Once I suggested it to Tony Khan, he was super excited about it. When we first started AEW, I think the Bucks did a few of these [types of shows] and I think Kenny and I showed up at a small indie in Georgia. Not to have a match, but I think I did a run in. We were kinda like the new company that was just showing up wherever we wanted to and we kinda had this street credit because of it. I felt like this kinda took us back to that. No one’s gonna expect this and everyone’s gonna be talking about it. So no matter what we do in this match, it doesn’t matter because they’re going to be going nuts because it’s such a cool surprise.”