While not AEW Champion anymore, Chris Jericho is still an important part in the promotion’s storylines. Now, ‘Le Champion’ states that his original opponent at All Out was going to be none other than ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.
In his Saturday Night Special, Jericho explained that the promotion could not arrange for the match between him and Tyson at the right time, so AEW went on to continue his rivalry with the wildly popular Orange Cassidy.
He explained that the Mimosa Mayhem match, which happened later into the year, was supposed to be their second and presumably final match, but due to the change in plans, they decided to extend the rivalry and create a rubber match at All Out.
“Originally, I was supposed to work with Tyson at the September pay-per-view, All Out II, and we just couldn’t get it done in time,” explained Jericho. “The second match I had with Orange was originally going to be the Mimosa Mayhem Match, but we moved it to the rubber match position,” he explained.
A Brief History Of The Feud Between Jericho And Cassidy
On night two of Fyter Fest on July 8, Chris Jericho defeated Orange Cassidy. Cassidy then wanted a rematch with Jericho, who eventually accepted after repeated attacks from Cassidy, including staining his white jacket with orange juice. Following a debate between the two that was hosted by Eric Bischoff, the two had their rematch on the August 12 episode of Dynamite that Cassidy won.
The following week, Jericho said that since they were tied, they needed to have one more match and he challenged Cassidy to a Mimosa Mayhem match at All Out, which could be won by pinfall, submission, or by throwing the opponent into a vat of mimosa. After Cassidy accepted the challenge, he was attacked by Jericho and The Inner Circle.
In the penultimate match of All Out, Jericho faced Orange Cassidy in the advertised first ever Mimosa Mayhem match, where the only way to win was by pinfall, submission or by knocking the opponent into a vat of mimosa. In the end of the match, Orange Cassidy performed a Pulp Punch to Jericho, who was on the top rope. As the result of the attack, he fell off the top rope and got knocked into the mimosa and giving Cassidy the win and the victory in the rivalry.
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