Chris Jericho Reveals How Showdown With Sting Come Together

Chris Jericho

On the June 14th episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho and Sting finally came face-to-face.

Despite their careers beginning in 1990 and 1985 respectively, the two men have never wrestled and hadn’t had any kind of on-screen interaction until they came together on Dynamite.

Speaking on the AEW-some Podcast, Jericho spoke about the importance of the meeting.

“This is the very first time in both of our careers, which spans probably 70 years combined, that either one of us have ever been in the ring together. Ever. Not for a showdown, not for a battle royal, nothing. We have never ever touched or been face-to-face in a pro wrestling ring before,”

Jericho went on to say that he had the idea for him and Sting to work together back in 2021 when they shared a conversation as Keith Mitchell retired.

“A few years ago, there’s a guy called Keith Mitchell, he was the longtime director of Dynamite, he directed Nitro for years, he directed World Class with the Von Erichs, he retired in 2021. We had a goodbye ceremony for him in front of one of the small Jacksonville crowds during lockdown.

Sting was in the ring and they asked me to come to the ring. That was the first bit of time that Sting and I had been in the ring together. It was off camera, off TV. I remember thinking and talking to him, ‘this is crazy. We have never done anything. When the time is right, we have to do something.’ The time was right on Wednesday for the first-time ever confrontation, Sting vs. Chris Jericho.”

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The confrontation on Dynamite came just days after Jericho had claimed that he and The Icon would never work together. Both Jericho and Sting have worked with WCW, WWE, and AEW often at the same time.

Jericho signed with AEW in 2019, while Sting joined in late 2020. The WWE Hall of Famer has said that he will retire when his current deal expires.

H/t to Fightful