Chris Jericho defeated MJF in a thrilling match to kick off the third hour of action at AEW All Out.
Before the match, MJF teased that it would be Chris Jericho’s last match in AEW and even used the same version of the countdown clock that was used for Jericho’s WWE debut.
MJF dominated Jericho initially but the latter bounced back even stronger by hitting the codebreaker off the second rope and almost getting the pinfall. After that Wardlow came to the ring to distract but Jake Hage quickly came to the ringside to take him out.
During their brawl, MJF used the baseball bat to hit Jericho and hit the Judas Effect. He got the pinfall, however at that time, the referee wasn’t able to notice that Jericho’s leg was on the bottom rope. Another referee came out and revealed this to Aubrey Edwards, and the match was restarted.
Jericho tried to get a pin by rolling MJF but he kicked out and locked in the armbar submission. However, Chris Jericho countered it and used his signature move Wall Of Jericho to make MJF tapped out. After the match, the Inner Circle walked to the ring to celebrate the victory of Chris Jericho.
The rivalry between Chris Jericho and MJF started back in March this year after MJF’s double turn on Jericho and Inner Circle. MJF came out of Inner Circle and revealed his new stable “The Pinnacle.” The rivalry continued with a “Blood & Guts” match which Pinnacle won before MJF threw Jericho from the top of the steel cage. Later, Inner Circle defeated Pinnacle in the Stadium Stampede match at AEW Double or Nothing 2021 PPV.
MJF put Jericho through the “Five Labours of Jericho” in order for him to get a singles match. However, MJF put himself in the fifth match and defeated Jericho to derail the Labours of Jericho. After this, Jericho decided to put his career on the line in order to entice MJF in a rematch. MJF agreed to the match with the prospect to become the wrestler to retire Jericho.