Watch: Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho Brawl during the AEW New York Comic Contest Panel
By CONNOR CASEY - October 4, 2019 at 6:27 pm EDT
The entire New York Comic Con panel at New Elite Wrestling erupted into chaos on Friday afternoon when Cody Rhodes made a surprise look and attacked Chris Jericho on the panel stage. The attack was likely to pay off this week at AEW Dynamite as Jericho closed the show alongside Sammy Guevara, Ortiz, Santana and debut Jake Hager, attacking Rhodes, his brother Dustin Rhodes and The Young Bucks. Rhodes has been booked with Jericho for the AEW World Championships at the Full Gear Paid Survey on November 9, and he held his No. 1 place among the contenders, beating Guevara early in the episode.
Watch the attack clip in the video below. After Wednesday night's episode, Jericho promised, through quick behind-the-scenes communication, that fans would receive more responses about his new faction next week.Post shared by AEW on TNT (@aewontnt) on October 4, 2019 at 3:02 PM PDT
The battle began when MJF, dressed as a fan wearing Jericho's face painting, announced that Rhodes was in the building.
Rhodes was unloaded on the AEW TNT route in the days before the premiere of Dynamite.
"So that wouldn't have been enough? Himself, coming out of the two biggest victories of his career, at the top of his career at AEW against world champion Chris Jericho? November 9, Full Gear, Baltimore Maryland, Royal Farms Arena, that should have been enough. But Chris did what his party often does, he wanted to escalate the scenario, "Rhodes said. "He called my father an ab-son. Who is it for? Is it heat, are you sending heat for a dead person? Is it in Memphis? No. If there's heat for someone, it's heat for me, because people expect that I affirm what such a pointless and careless statement, and I would never do it.Want to know what else it is? It's lazy.
"Chris Jericho is one of the greatest interviewers in the history of pro wrestling, one of the greatest promos," he added. "It's the equivalent of Elvis Presley saying, 'Guess what guys, I'm back from the dead and I have a new song, and I have the microphone stuffed for 30 minutes.' "Come on, you should do Chris better. So we cut the bells and whistles, we obviously don't need them. November 9, you're not wrestling my father, you're wrestling me. And I'm ab -.He twisted himself, saying, "See you in Baltimore. And do me a favor, don't forget the belts ..... again."
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