Add MJF and Chris Jericho to the list of AEW wrestlers to appear on an episode of Impact Wrestling. As part of a long line of AEW talent to make a brief appearance in wishing Tommy Dreamer a happy birthday, the Inner Circle duo was the most memorable.
The night started innocently enough with 50th birthday wishes for Tommy Dreamer as he readies to compete against Rich Swann for the Impact World Championship at No Surrender on February 13. Brian Myers, ODB, Luke Gallows, Petey Williams, Alisha Edwards, Matt Striker, Gail Kim, Kiera Hogan, Tasha Steelz, Hernandez, and Scott D’Amore all shared nice words.
.@Myers_Wrestling, @ScottDAmore, @iPeteyWilliams, @gailkimITSME, @The_BigLG and more wish @THETOMMYDREAMER a happy birthday ahead of #NoSurrender THIS SATURDAY! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/30IyAA27oP— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 10, 2021
The crossover with AEW wishing Dreamer well is where things took a turn. Matt Hardy, Taz, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Nick Jackson, Eddie Kingston, Matt Jackson, Santana, and Ortiz were on the same page of kindness, but MJF and Chris Jericho showered insults at the the soon-to-be quinquagenarian.
.@IAmJericho, @The_MJF, @youngbucks, @Santana_Proud, @Ortiz_Powerful, @MadKing1981, @OfficialTAZ, @MATTHARDYBRAND and more wish @THETOMMYDREAMER a happy birthday ahead of #NoSurrender THIS SATURDAY. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/P8MJUYr1Y9— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 10, 2021
The banter of MJF and Jericho took place throughout the video.
MJF: Hey, Tommy Dreamer, you fat, disgusting, worthless sack of shit.
MJF: Apparently, it’s your 50th birthday, and, to celebrate, you’re going to get to go into the ring and have a shot at the Impact world title. And now all I want to say, Tommy, is ain’t no way you’re winning that thing.
Chris Jericho: 50 years old and the world’s champion. You’ll be like Hogan in 2007? 2005? You know the date, because you’re bigger mark than I am.
Jericho: But I will say this. Thank you for getting my job from day one. (In deadpan Dreamer voice.) “I helped you get a job in ECW.” You did. “I helped you get a job in WCW.” That’s true. “I helped you get a job in WWE.” That’s also true, and you also drank barbicide in WWE. I have no idea what the f—k that was about. But, I’ll say this. For all the people that I know in this business, you are definitely one of them, brah. You’re one in a million, and thank god for that.
MJF: Can’t wait to watch you croak in the middle of the ring.
We can’t have an AEW crossover without mentioning Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone. The two Tony’s also returned for one more paid commercial. With the surprise appearance of KENTA on Dynamite, it turns out that the so-called forbidden door was actually Khan. Working with Impact allowed him to learn about himself and open up to new experiences. Khan plans to show Impact that the forbidden door swings both ways. He’ll be back in the Impact Zone sooner than later.
Was that a satisfying crossover of AEW talent on Impact Wrestling this week?