Last week, Chris Jericho & MJF earned themselves a title shot at AEW Revolution by winning a battle royale. During that match, Max Caster & Anthony Bowens gave them some serious trouble, and even interrupted the weekly singalong of Judas. Tonight, The Acclaimed meet the new number one contenders, and have a chance to put themselves in the conversation for Revolution. The Acclaimed have won 11 of their last 12 matches, and are the #4 ranked team.
Earlier in the night, MJF was gut punched by Sammy Guevara, after MJF tried to blackmail him with audio saying he wants to break up The Inner Circle and that he hates Chris Jericho. MJF would once again try to drive a wedge between Guevara & Jericho before this match, and would come to the ring despite his horrific injuries suffered at the hands of the so-called Spanish God.
The Acclaimed Work Over The Injured Ribs
Caster & MJF would start, but MJF didn’t want to lock up due to his rib injuries from a single punch. Jericho was tagged in, and Caster dropped him with a shoulder tackle. Bowens tagged in, and Caster threw him right into a kick, hit a back suplex, and Bowens slingshotted over the top rope with a splash. Jericho got a boot to the face of Bowens and tagged in MJF, who was planted with a facebuster.
Caster & Bowens exposed and attacked the ribs of MJF, checking to see how injured they really are. MJF would drive Caster over to the corner so both he and Jericho can gouge the eyes while one distracts the referee. Jericho & MJF hit a double flapjack, before walking over Caster with disdain in their eyes.
MJF applied a headlock on Caster on the mat, before Caster broke out. Jericho hit the ring, nailed a lariat and back suplex, before going for a classic cocky pin for a one count. Caster was thrown out of the ring, Jericho distracted the referee, and The Inner Circle stomped him en masse.
It Just Takes One Strike From Chris Jericho
Back in the ring, Caster countered a suplex, but MJF tagged in soon after. He’d apply an abdominal stretch, and Jericho helped out by offering extra everage until Aubrey Edwards noticed and kicked the arm. Caster countered out after this and nailed a hip toss too MJF. Jericho & Bowens both got tags, but Bowens got the advantage nailing Jericho with a dropkick, and MJF with a reverse torture rack slam.
Ortiz got up on the apron to draw the attention of Bowens, and he walked back into a back elbow. When Jericho went for the Lionsault, Caster nailed him with the Boombox for a near fall. Caster went up top for Acclaim to Fame, but as Bowens dove to the outside, that’s what Aubrey Edwards was focused on. Jake Hager shoved Caster off the top rope, right into Judas Effect, netting The Inner Circle a win, putting the tag record of MJF & Jericho to 3-0.
Sammy Guevara would make his way to the ramp with a microphone, entering the ring. Jericho would berate Guevara for his apparent actions. Guevara reminds Jericho that he plainly said that if anything else happened with MJF, he was done. MJF took him out of the Battle Royal last week, and he’s done. He quits The Inner Circle.
Is Guevara actually done with The Inner Circle? Will MJF & Jericho become AEW World Tag Team Champions at Revolution? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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