Being the President and the Head of Creative for AEW, Tony Khan has the final call in all feuds, storylines, and matches on the shows. On last night's episode of Rampage, a match for the upcoming ROH pay-per-view Final Battle was announced. The match was for the promotion's World Title between the champion Chris Jericho and Claudio Castagnoli and fans are not thrilled about the match.
The rivalry between The Jericho Appreciation Society and the Blackpool Combat Club has been going on for months. The two began their feud early May and have been butting heads even today. They have competed in an Anarchy in an Arena match, Blood & Guts match, and a plethora of singles and tag team matches but their rivalry has only heated up.
Chris Jericho defeated Blackpool Combat Club's Claudio Castagnoli to win the ROH World Title. Since then, The Ocho has targeted and successfully defeated former ROH Champions, including Bryan Danielson.
Last night on AEW Rampage, Claudio Castagnoli challenged Jericho to a title match at the Ring of Honor Final Battle, and Jericho agreed under one condition. If Claudio loses the match, then he will align himself with The Jericho Appreciation Society.
Upon hearing this stipulation, fans were furious with Tony Khan for booking several factions into the same type of storyline. One example would be Matt Hardy joining Andrade's faction.
People were unhappy that the rivalry between the two factions was still ongoing and felt that more than Tony Khan, Chris Jericho was the one to blame.
Some were worried that this could be the end of The Blackpool Combat Club.
A few hoped that Claudio would win the title back and thus will put an end to the feud and ensure The Blackpool Combat Club will stay together.
Blackpool Combat Club's William Regal betrayed Jon Moxley and helped MJF win the top title in Tony Khan led promotion
This past Saturday night was the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view. The main event of the event was for the promotion's world title match between Jon Moxley and MJF.
MJF claimed that he wanted to win the match clean to prove that he earned and deserves the title. That is what it seemed like was happening, despite not having the upper hand for most of the match, as Friedman managed to overcome the urge to cheat and win the match. But it was all a ploy to work the crowd as William Regal handed him the brass knuckles helping The Devil win the title.
On this past week's episode of Dynamite, Regal mentioned that this was a long-term plan but will let MJF reveal the details when he arrives. Moxley confronted Regal and asked him to leave and to never return to Tony Khan's promotion.
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