Chris Jericho and 5-Time WWE Champ Reunite in AEW After 10 Years, Fans Say

AEW fans buzzing over potential Jeri-Show reunion.

by Atia Mukhtar
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Chris Jericho and 5-Time WWE Champ Reunite in AEW After 10 Years, Fans Say
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In a move that has left wrestling fans buzzing, Chris Jericho hinted at an anticipated reunion with 5-time WWE world champion, Paul Wight, formerly known as the Big Show, during a recent episode of AEW Dynamite. In an in-depth conversation with Renee Paquette, Jericho was questioned about his ability to face challenging opponents like Powerhouse Hobbs following a recent attack.

Jericho's response was layered with implications. He mentioned that Don Callis might have family in the business, but he, Jericho, has friends that are even "bigger" than Hobbs. For avid fans of wrestling, this was a veiled allusion to Wight, Jericho's former tag team partner.

Adding fuel to the speculation fire, Jericho had earlier trademarked the term 'Jeri-Show,' the name under which the two operated as a tag team.

Fans Erupt Online

The Twitterverse erupted at the prospect. After all, Jericho and Wight had formed the tag team Jeri-Show back in 2009 in WWE, swiftly ascending to prominence by winning the unified Tag Team Championship.

It's been more than a decade since these two wrestling titans last teamed up, and the buzz generated by Jericho's hints suggests that fans are more than eager to see a rekindling of this iconic partnership.

Paul Wight's transition to AEW from WWE in 2021 was amicable, as revealed on Jericho's own podcast, Talk Is Jericho.

Wight clarified that Vince McMahon personally reached out to congratulate him on his move, stating it would greatly benefit Tony Khan's rival promotion. After a 21-year tenure with WWE from 1999 to 2021, Wight hasn't yet showcased his wrestling prowess in AEW, which makes the recent hint by Jericho even more intriguing.

Interestingly, Jericho didn't just stop at trademarking 'Jeri-Show'; he also recently proclaimed that Wight was his all-time favorite tag team partner. All these elements combined point toward a likely return of Paul Wight to active wrestling, possibly realigning with Jericho to reform one of the most dominant tag teams in professional wrestling history.

With all these puzzle pieces falling into place, it seems that AEW may be setting the stage for a nostalgic yet fresh revival of the 'Jeri-Show,' thrilling fans and adding another layer of excitement to the rapidly expanding world of All Elite Wrestling.

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