• Carlos Astorga

AEW Announces Special Dynamite Celebrating 30 Years Of Chris Jericho


AEW has announced a special edition of Dynamite which will celebrate the 30 year wrestling career of Le Champion, Chris Jericho.


The Chris Jericho 30th anniversary celebration will take place on October 7 live from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida where AEW has been holding live events since the coronavirus pandemic.


While no matches or segments have been announced yet it promises to be a celebration worthy of the Demo God, whose first wrestling match took place on October 2, 1990 against future ECW and WWE Superstar Lance Storm.


In 1996 he made his debut for ECW, eventually becoming ECW World Television Champion before moving on to WCW later that year where he would hold both their Television Championship and the Cruiserweight Championship.


Jericho made his first appearance for WWE on August 9, 1999 interrupting a segment featuring The Rock. He would go on to become WWE's first Undisputed Champion in 2001 after defeating both The Rock and Steve Austin on the same night.


During his time in WWE he would also hold the World Heavyweight Championship, Intercontinental Championship, European Championship, United States Championship and Tag Team Championships.


In 2018, Jericho had his first match for New Japan Pro Wrestling in nearly 20 years, facing fellow Winnipegger Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12.


In January 2019 he announced he had joined AEW, going on to become the company's first-ever World Heavyweight Champion.


But that's not all the celebrating AEW has lined up. The following Wednesday (October 14) will be the special one-year anniversary of Dynamite edition where AEW World Champion Jon Moxley is set to take on Lance Archer.


Dynamite launched on October 2 2019 and over the past year the weekly show has grown to challenge WWE in the ratings, often beating NXT on Wednesday nights.


Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy earlier this month, Jericho revealed why he believes Dynamite often beats NXT in female viewership.


"I find that women are much more insulted when wrestling does stupid stuff," he said.


"Their intelligence is much more insulted than guys. Guys will go, 'well that's kind of wrestling,' and girls will say, 'this is stupid'.


"That's why, if you tell great stories, I find that's probably why our women demographic is so high. Yes, we have younger guys but we don't insult your intelligence, we tell complete stories with a beginning, middle, and an end and you have to follow along."