Chris Jericho defeated Hangman Adam Page to become the inaugural AEW World Champion in the main event of All Out. All Out was AEW’s sequel to the highly successful All In which took place last year, and was their final PPV before the TV deal with TNT kicks in.
The ‘Painmaker’ signed with AEW earlier this year and defeated Kenny Omega in the main-event of AEW Double or Nothing in May to earn a spot in the inaugural World Championship match.
Jericho, despite all his experience, didn’t have it easy against the much younger Adam Page. Jericho and Page contested in a hard-fought battle, where Jericho was busted open after a forearm from Adam Page.
The 48-year-old veteran eventually delivered the Judas Effect on Page to earn a pinfall victory and put his name in the history books.
Jericho’s last World Championship win came nearly a decade ago at Elimination Chamber 2010. Jericho has now won the WWE, WCW and AEW World Championships. Jericho was also the first superstar to become the Undisputed Champion in WWE, when he won the WWE and WCW World Championships in the same night, 17 years ago.
Jericho left WWE in 2017 to move to NJPW, where he won the Intercontinental Championship. Following his run with NJPW, Jericho penned a deal with All Elite Wrestling.
Jericho will return to TNT, where he made a name for himself wrestling for WCW in the late 90s. He never won the World title in WCW, and will now begin his second journey on the network as the top champion of AEW.
Y2J will team up with two mystery opponents to take on Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks on AEW’s debut episode on TNT. There are rumors of LAX, who debuted at All Out, being the mystery partners for the AEW World Champion.