Chris Jericho has managed to retain the AEW World Championship title after defeating Darby Allin in a Philadelphia street fight at the AEW Dynamite episode of 16 October.
Darby Allin became the number 1 contender for the title after winning his match against Jimmy Havoc last week on Dynamite. The match was announced to be a regular wrestling match but was later changed to a Philadelphia Street Fight after Allin jumped on Jericho with his skateboard.
As promised earlier, Chris Jericho came out with his Painmaker gimmick for the street fight. Allin started the match with some quick offense and caught Jericho off guard. Jericho came back in the match and slowed down the pace a bit to suit himself and took control after sending Allin to the ring post. As the match continued, Allin survived the Boston Crab and then a pin by grabbing the rope.
Then, Jericho decided to eliminate his arms and tape them in the back. That started a sequence where Allin hit a dropkick, a moonsault and a suicide dive – all while his hands were tied on the back. The match ended when Jericho distracted the referee and Jack Hagger punched Allin in the face from the outside. Jericho then locked in the Boston Crab and Allin, with his arms tied in the back, submitted.
Jericho will next defend his title at AEW Full Gear 2019 PPV against Cody Rhodes on 9 November 2019.