After he & Kenny Omega earned a Tag title shot by beating The Young Bucks at Full Gear, AEW wrote Chris Jericho off television for a little while by having champs Ricky Starks & Big Bill attack him backstage.
It’s alway tough to guess what Jericho might be up to with a little downtime. Fozzy gig? Cameo appearances in future cult classic movie? “Just asking questions” of a conspiracy theorist?
He may still get up to some or all of those things before we see him on Dynamite or Collision again, but over the weekend we learned about something else he did while away from his home promotion — take a trip to Saigon so he could make a surprise appearance at Vietnam Pro Wrestling’s Immortal Glory show.
Chris Jericho randomly showed up in Vietnam today at a VPW indie event! pic.twitter.com/MSbizgE6y9— Dark Puroresu Flowsion (@PuroresuFlow) December 2, 2023
In addition to providing a cool moment from some unsuspecting fans in the Southeast Asian country...
Vietnamese pro wrestling and a guest appearance from Chris Jericho. Pretty standard Saturday pic.twitter.com/nbNpC2ODid— Dr Leigh Jones (@drleighannjones) December 2, 2023
... Jericho also put over Immortal Glory’s main eventers, PCW Ultra Women’s Champion Viva Van and Sumie Sakai, inducting them into the VPW Hall of Fame:
From Korakuen Hall in Tokyo to being the first women to main event in Vietnam— VIVA VAN ❤️ ビバ・バン (@HellBentVixen) December 3, 2023
Chris Jericho just inducted us into the VPW Hall of Fame! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hq31VYnnpy
As for what brought Le Champion to Saigon, back in July he had VPW founder Rocky Huynh and English-language commentator Carey Wass on Talk is Jericho to tell their story about starting a pro wrestling promotion in Vietnam. Word is VPW is making a documentary as follow-up to the podcast episode.
Where will Jericho show up next?