AEW’s Chris Jericho has been with the company since day one and heralded his loss to Action Andretti as one of the best moments of the promotion.
At last month’s AEW: Winter is Coming event, Andretti scored an upset victory over Jericho after previously appearing at AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation.
A time to address his loss Interview with WTF, Jericho hailed the upset win for Andretti as one of AEW’s finest hours.
“People are like, ‘Oh sh*t.’ Then the buzz started. ‘Now what?’ We’ve never seen this guy on TV, ever. Then, we keep going and all of a sudden, he gets me again. He hits me this and that. Boom, boom, boom, hit me with a move. One two three. He wins. The crowd. Goes crazy. He’s running around, clapping his hands, people are going crazy.
“This is one of our biggest moments in AEW history because nobody knew this guy and finally, we created a new star. Losing doesn’t hurt me, and we made this guy. It’s about creating stars and creating reactions from people. No one could have guessed that he would win.”
Andretti’s contract with AEW was made official after this match, and the young wrestler remained undefeated since a major win at Dark and AEW Rampage.