Wednesday night saw All Elite Wrestling’s annual Grand Slam edition of “Dynamite.” The stacked card featured matches from the AEW World, Tag Team, Women’s and All-Atlantic Championships. Not only were the AEW titles in line though, but the Ring of Honor World Championship was also in line. After successfully defending the title against names such as Dax Harwood and Konosuke Takeshita, Claudio Castagnoli geared up to defend his championship against “The Wizard” Chris Jericho. However, this time Jericho broke Castagnoli’s code.
Jericho starts the match defying the code of honor and closed things down by giving Castagnoli a slight blow, Jericho once again managed to become the champion, The longtime voice of the ROH broadcast Ian Rickbowni was disappointed at the commentary.
“The Ring of Honor World Championship is clouded with disrespect,” Ricboni said.
With his victory, Jericho claimed the eighth world championship of his career. This is the first time Jericho has held the championship since Jon Moxley defeated him at the Revolution pay-per-view in early 2020 for the AEW World Championship.
Jericho’s victory brings even more gold to the Jericho Appreciation Society. Fellow members Sammy Guevara and Tai Melo won the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship, and Daniel Garcia most recently won the Ring of Honor Pure Championship. Speaking of Pure Champion, Garcia was seen reluctantly celebrating with JAS. This may come as a surprise to some, as over the past few weeks, a rift between Jericho and Garcia seems to be slowly forming. Everything seemed fine in Jericho’s group, however, as they stood in New York City on Wednesday night.