Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho battle in a Barbed Wire Death Match in AEW

Hamish Woodward

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Who do you think will win in the match between Eddie Kingston and Chris Jericho?

AEW recently announced that the card for their upcoming AEW Dynamite Fyter Fest 2022 Week 2 special will feature a Barbed Wire Deathmatch between Eddie Kingston and Chris Jericho.

The pair face off for the second singles match between against each other, after Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Jericho in a fantastic match at AEW Revolution 2022. Kingston forced Jericho to tap out, after which The Wizard refused to shake the hand of the Mad King as promised before the match.

This eventually led to a bloody feud between the Jericho Appreciation Society and the combination of Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz and the Blackpool Combat Club. This seemed to culminate in a Blood & Guts match, which was won by Kingston’s team, but the feud continued.

The real end to the Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho feud looks to be happening at Fyter Fest 2022 Night 2, in a Barbed Wire Death Match with a special stipulation added on top.

Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho refused to shake Eddie Kingston’s hand at AEW Revolution 2022.

Dave Meltzer commented on the Shark Cage aspect of the the Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho match at Fyter Fest night two. The pair will battle in a Barbed Wire Death Match, with the Jericho Appreciation Society hung above the ring inside a steel shark cage to stop them from interfering in the match.

On the Wrestling Observer Radio program, Dave Meltzer revealed that Warner Bros Discovery officials had asked AEW to do a shark-based gimmick match for this year’s Fyter Fest, due to them wanting AEW to do something shark-related for the famous “Shark Week” of programming on Discovery.

On the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Melzer revealed about Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho.

“The shark thing I guess is the gimmick having to do with Shark Week. Discovery asked them to do a tie-in so they came up with a match to do a tie-in in.”

While it is purely a gimmick to placate the officials at Warner Media, the shark cage stipulation does fit in with the feud between Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston. The JAS have interfered numerous times against Eddie Kingston and his various partners, and Kingston has not got a fair shot at Jericho since defeating him at AEW Revolution this year.

Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho is likely to main event Fyter Fest night 2, next week on AEW Dynamite.

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