On this week’s Fyter Fest Part 2 episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Spears in the first of the ‘Five Labours Of Jericho’ set by MJF in order for the former AEW World Champion to secure a match with the leader of The Pinnacle.
After this bout, MJF announced that Jericho’s second labour will take place next Wednesday on the Fight For The Fallen special and will see him face underground wrestling mainstay Nick Gage.
Gage, the reigning GCW Champion came on to the stage to stare down Jericho much to the shock of the latter.
As every match must take place under a stipulation of MJF’s choosing, this was confirmed as a death match which is of course the speciality of the man famed for his participation in gory bouts including two years ago against David Arquette.
As a response to the revelation, Jericho revealed that for the bout he will revert to his Painmaker persona that he considers to represent his ultra-violent side in order to best combat Gage’s twisted skillset.