AEW Dynamite (9th October 2019): Review
#2 Chris Jericho makes his List
Seriously, by the time Jericho's promo came to an end I'd half expected him to name his rag-tag faction as the List. Smartly avoiding this, AEW now has the right faction to oppose the Elite in Chris Jericho's Inner Circle. It was the right faction because Chris Jericho sold it as such, proving once again why he is, in fact, AEW's greatest get and a smart choice for its first world champion.
Jericho at his smarmiest best declared the Inner Circle as a vital step he had to take against the Elite and AEW. He convincingly proved their necessity of being together, by highlighting each of his partners' worth to the viewers. From the young prodigal mind of Sammy Guevara to the street smart team that is Santana and Ortiz. Of course, Jericho lavished most of the praise to his biggest get, the stone-cold MMA giant Jake Hager. That Jericho also managed to shut down the 'We the People' chants with such efficiency, is the icing on the cake.
A promo that not only establishes the status quo head-on but keeps it simple and reminds us why Jericho is an all-time great. While at first this faction may seem thrown together, the elements within are a perfect fit for the Painmaker to mold into huge stars for AEW. A year from now, look to Hager and Guevara, making big breakthroughs.
Meanwhile, Jericho can hold down the fort, as over as he is even when rattling the crowd or sweetly giving a mention to birthday boy; Eddie Guerrero. This is a reminder that these unscripted from the heart promos are definitely much better.