Chris Jericho Defeats MJF After Controversial Finish At AEW All Out
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Chris Jericho will fight another day in All Elite Wrestling, but MJF will have something to say about it.
Chris Jericho defeated MJF at All Out in Chicago, making him tap out to the Walls Of Jericho, but the match was not without its controversial moments. MJF appeared to have Jericho beat, as Aubrey Edwards made the three count despite Jericho having his foot on the bottom rope, just out of her view but in full sight of the crowd. Edwards raised MJF’s hand, but AEW official Paul Turner came to ringside and informed her as to what had transpired. Edwards restarted the match and Jericho got a few close near falls, finally forcing MJF to tap out.
Check out our full play-by-play coverage of the match below:
The Final Fight (if Jericho loses, he’ll never wrestle in AEW again): Chris Jericho vs. MJF
MJF parodies Jericho’s classic “Countdown” entrance, and “Le Champion” gets a live instrumental performance of “Judas” on his way to the ring. Once the match begins, MJF quickly leaves the ring and wipes his behind with Jericho’s vest. MJF and Jericho exchange shoulder blocks back in the ring. They dropkick each other, and the match is a stalemate early on. MJF counters the Walls of Jericho into a roll-up for a two count. The two foes trade blows at ringside. Jericho drags MJF deep into the crowd and throws a security barrier at him.
MJF traps Jericho in the apron and fires away with some punches. Jericho chops MJF, but an arm-breaker drops “Le Champion” where he stands. Jericho suplexes MJF and slaps himself in the face to get fired up. A bulldog floors MJF, and Jericho hits a backbreaker for a two count. MJF stomps on Jericho’s wounded arm and tosses him into the corner. MJF mocks Ric Flair’s legendary strut and plants Jericho with the Heatseeker on the apron. Jericho barely beats the ten count by getting back into the ring. He then powerbombs MJF onto the apron after he dodges a springboard moonsault from the leader of The Pinnacle. The rivals punch each other, but MJF catches a diving Jericho with a Codebreaker for a two count.
MJF blocks the Walls of Jericho, but the Lionsault earns “Le Champion” a two count. Jericho punches MJF on the rop rope, and though an avalanche powerbomb plants Jericho, MJF screams out in pain upon impact. MJF bites Jericho, but “Le Champion” hits a diving Codebreaker for a two count. Wardlow walks down the ramp, but Jake Hager stops him. The two powerhouses brawl at ringside. While the referee is distracted, MJF blasts Jericho with his own bat. MJF blasts Jericho with the Judas Effect and referee Aubrey Edwards counts the pin, though Jericho’s foot was on the ropes. MJF is announced as the winner, and his music plays, but another referee informs Edwards about her mistake. The match is restarted.
MJF yells at Edwards, and Jericho rolls MJF up for a near fall. MJF dodges a Judas Effect and locks in his Salt of the Earth arm-bar. Jericho turns it into a pin attempt for a two count. He goes for the Walls of Jericho and finally his signature hold in. With MJF’s wounded back, he has no choice but to tap out when Jericho cranks on the hold.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Related: AEW All Out Results (9/5/21)