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Chris Jericho to defend OCHO™ against debuting former ROH World champ

AEW’s Grand Slam shows opened with a surprise that wasn’t that much of a surprise once we thought about it. Tony Khan wants to get Ring of Honor a television or streaming deal. Chris Jericho is the most well-known wrestler he has under contract. Ergo, Jericho beat Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World title.

TK’s not wasting any time booking the BWEBSEE*’s first defense of the belt he calls OCHO™**. And the match he’s booked for Dynamite this Wednesday (Sept. 28) is an intriguing one on a few different levels...

As Khan mentions in his tweet, Bandido is a former ROH World champ himself. It’s also his official AEW debut (the 27 year old luchador’s wrestled for just about everyone since Ring of Honor released everyone prior to selling the brand, including at the TK-booked Supercard of Honor show, but never in an All Elite ring).

What’s more, Bandido has history with Daniel Garcia. He’s a member of the Jericho Appreciation Society, but Garcia’s had some issues with how his mentor conducts business of late — including hitting Castagnoli with a low blow en route to claiming OCHO™. Garcia also beat Bandido for the PWG World title earlier this year.

How will he react if Jericho employs some dirty tricks against Bandido? Will Claudio be looking for some payback after last week?

Let us know what you think. You can also check out what else is announced for this week’s Dynamite in Philadelphia right here.

* Best Wrestler Ever Best Sports Entertainer Ever, the latest nickname Jericho’s given himself.
** The eighth different World title Le Champion’s held in his illustrious career. Not sure if he’s actually trademarked it yet, but you know he’ll try.

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