AEW World Champion Chris Jericho teamed up with Santana and Oritz (LAX) to defeat Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks in the main-event of AEW Dynamite last night. The match was followed by a major run-down to end the show, in which Jake Hager and Sammy Guevara joined the heels while Cody and Dustin Rhodes helped the babyfaces.
It seems like Chris Jericho will indeed be leading the heel stable in AEW, and will use his team to take on the Elite and Dustin Rhodes.
Jericho has had his issues with Kenny Omega for quite some time now, while Cody is the number one challenger for Jericho’s title. According to PWInsider, the team of Santana, Oritz, Guevara, Jericho, and Hager will be a major stable in AEW.
“The Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz group will be a stable going forward to feud with The Elite.”
AEW President Tony Khan also teased a stable on the show during the media-call after the show. Khan used the post-match conference to speculate about the heel stable, and said that the five guys looked set to perform together in the near future.
“I thought the stable, we’re going to learn more about them.”
“They looked really good together, didn’t they? It looked like a stable to me, the way they walked, the way they talked, the way they acted, they seemed like guys with a plan. To me, I thought that’s what it might be, but we’ll see.”
Stables have always been the best way to utilize superstars in any promotion, and AEW would definitely hit the bulls-eye if they proceed with a full-fledged stable. WWE and WCW have seen stables like NWO and DX become sensations, and that could translate onto AEW as well.
WWE currently has The Undisputed Era as a major faction in NXT, and AEW could combat that with a stable of their own.