Chris Jericho commented on the match between MJF and Moxley. Jericho didn't know what was going to happen. “It was a very well kept secret. I didn’t know it was MJF until that night. So the way it started was, I was with Matt Sydal and Dante Martin in kind of a group.
Tony Khan pulled me aside in a locker room. He asked me a question. He said, ‘Would you be comfortable dyeing your hair?’ He didn’t explain why or anything like that. He just said, ‘It’ll come with a big push and things like that.
More opportunities.’ So I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool with it.’ My trainers taught me like, take something that they give to you and just make the most of it. Like, it’s hair. It’ll grow back in the future.
That happened. They didn’t really tell me exactly what, they just said it was going to be a group. Stokely told me it’s going to be a big thing and I trusted everyone who told me about it. I trusted Tony. I trusted QT.
I trusted Stokley. I took that business card back in July, disappeared for a month, came back, and then, you know, did the poker chip. I didn’t know it was MJF until afterwards. So after he got the poker chip and walked off, we went back to his trailer and we found out, but it was a really well kept secret”.
- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Chris Jericho: They didn't know it was MJF
Many were surprised. The other wrestlers didn't know what to expect either. “As far as I know, they didn’t know too much. They didn’t know it was MJF.
They just knew hey, someone’s coming down and getting that poker chip, but they were kind of surprised, too”.