Re: AEW: The Future Is Now
Chris Jericho would use All Elite Wrestling’s online platform [AEW Youtube] in a pivotal manner of promoting himself and making it clear to the wrestling community that at Double Or Nothing he had the sole aim of making sure that everyone in the industry would tune in to watch his match and from that point onwards have no choice, but to watch every future AEW in order to be part of of ‘Jericho Radical Endeavours’ and Chris would make it very clear that because he was “The Greatest Wrestler In The World” by default that meant that AEW was now the greatest wrestling promotion in existence. Jericho would make it clear that he didn’t even need to have a conversation with management, because using his star power alone he would be featuring in the event’s Main Event - and that Tony Khan and all his stooges had the challenge of finding a worthy opponent for him, although he would make the point repeatedly that no man was his equal; so no matter what the contest would always be a ‘mismatch’.
A rumour would circulate for a number of weeks from multiple sources that an agreement had been made with Mexican promotion AAA that Jericho would face Fenix for the AAA Mega Championship, but before anything could be officially confirmed Jericho would post a video online making his feelings on the matter known. Jericho would make it clear that: the people of Mexico were below him, and the idea that he would want to be in possession of anything that came out from their backwards country was just insulting. Jericho would earn real heat, when he would make the point that the best thing about being Canadian was that America was the natural buffer zone that kept the Mexicans out of Canada. It wasn’t at all surprising that not long after the video was uploaded, AAA would officially go on the record for the first time and make it clear cut that Chris Jericho would not be challenging for the Mega Championship anytime in the near future.
Picture would surface online of National Wrestling Alliance owner Billy Corgan arriving at AEW HQ [Jacksonville Municipal Stadium] which would clearly generate a lot of interest. The following day a short video (only thirty seconds long) would be uploaded onto the AEW Youtube Channel showing the Ten Pounds of Gold/NWA Heavyweight Championship with a singular question - “Who Is Worthy Of The Ten Pounds Of Gold?” although there would be no suggestion whatsoever as to whom they were talking about, although Nick Aldis was presently in possession of NWA Heavyweight Championship which would seem to confirm that Aldis would now be featuring on the ‘Double Or Nothing’ card.
The video package worked like a bait on a hook and it reeled Jericho in completely, as he would take to the internet and make it clear that the NWA Heavyweight Championship once upon a time had been the most sought after title belt in the wrestling industry, although it no longer held the prestige it did when the likes of Ric Flair, Harley Race and Ricky Steamboat were in possession of the title. However, Jericho would make the point that he was finally going to make the Ten Pounds of Gold relevant once more, especially with a nobody loser currently holding the belt it was going to be without a doubt the easiest match in his career.
Nick Aldis would post a response online making it clear that he had a lot of respect for Jericho, but he was wrong to underestimate him as an opponent. Aldis though would make the point that if he lost to Jericho all that would happen was that he would lose the belt, but if Jericho lost the match he would lose his credibility as the top draw in AEW. Both men would go back and forth in a number of online videos, but neither man would be in the same room in any of the build up leading up the contest. AEW management would announce that the match would be contested for in a Singles Match with a 30 Minute Time Limit.
NWA World Heavyweight Championship | Singles Match | 30 Minute Time Limit