Could AEW’s Inner Circle Be Breaking Apart?
At All Out, Chris Jericho & The Inner Circle didn’t have a great evening. Santana, Ortiz, & Jake Hager all failed to win the Casino Battle Royale, Sammy Guevara lost the Broken Rules match to Matt Hardy, and Chris Jericho dropped his second match in a row to Orange Cassidy. They are now looking to rebuild their image, but could this lead to their downfall in the process?
Chris Jericho & Jake Hager Have AEW Tag Team Championship Dreams
With Jericho floundering in singles competition as of late, losing his last two singles feuds to Jon Moxley & Orange Cassidy, he’s taking a different approach. Jericho might be known as a singles wrestler, but he’s a multiple time tag team champion, having won gold alongside men like Big Show & Christian during his time in WWE. He usually teams with Sammy Guevara as ‘Le Sex Gods, but with Guevara injured, he’s teaming with Jake Hager.
They’re at a 2-0 record already as a tag team, and easily defeated Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss earlier this week on AEW Dynamite. No doubt that with this being their focus, they will get a tag team championship shot, but aren’t they forgetting someone?
The Inner Circle Already Have A Tag Team
A common complaint from fans when ‘Le Sex Gods faced SCU for the AEW Tag Team Championships was ‘Why not Santana & Ortiz?’ Santana & Ortiz were brought into The Inner Circle as their answer to The Young Bucks, yet they’ve never been built up to a shot at the AEW Tag Team Championships. They have some of the best tag team chemistry in the world of professional wrestling, yet Chris Jericho keeps stealing what should be their role.
Santana & Ortiz are in a feud with The Best Friends, set to meet in a Parking Lot Brawl next week on Dynamite. A win there could boost them heavily in the tag team rankings, meaning that two paths could cross. We could end up with a clash between The Inner Circle, which drives a heavy wedge through the faction.
This seems like the next step for The Inner Circle, and with Eddie Kingston, a former ally of Santana & Ortiz on the roster, things could get very interesting in the coming months. Is the Inner Circle set to collapse around Chris Jericho, due to his own actions? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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