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Chris Jericho’s return was the highlight of Dynamite this week

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Select bits from another quality two hours of wrestling from All Elite.

Chris Jericho’s career was supposed to be in danger after he was thrown off the top of a steel cage and onto a bunch of cardboard at Blood & Guts last week. Yet he returned to Dynamite last night (May 12) without missing a single episode.

In one specific way, this angle reminded me of CM Punk only missing one episode of Raw after he walked out of WWE at Money in the Bank 2011. After Punk returned, he was doing media rounds and said that ideally he would have been out longer to better serve the story, but WWE had a pay-per-view to sell (SummerSlam 2011) and they needed him back for the main event.

That’s exactly what I thought of when Jericho appeared on Dynamite to douse The Pinnacle in a Bubbly Bath. AEW has a pay-per-view to sell (Double or Nothing on May 30), and setting up a Stadium Stampede match between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle is one way to do it.

When you are arguably the biggest star in the company, the company doesn’t usually keep you off television for long. In this case, AEW didn’t keep Jericho off television at all. Is it worthy of a few eye rolls and a healthy dose of criticism? Sure! But can it also produce a fun segment that gets fans hyped for the next pay-per-view? Sure!

Jericho’s return was one of highlights of the episode, along with Miro crushing Darby Allin for the TNT championship, SCU splitting up, and Jon Moxley changing his entrance music for his clash with Yuji Nagata.

Here’s a playlist of the limited video highlights that are currently available on AEW’s YouTube:

  • New Champs or the End of a Dynasty? Did the Young Bucks End SCU?
  • Did the Inner Circle Get the Last Laugh on the Pinnacle?
  • Did Darby’s 9 Lives Finally Run Out? Miro’s Reign as TNT Champion Begins!

But we’ve got you covered with some clips from the rest of the show, via Twitter:

For complete results and the live blog for Dynamite this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.