New ROH World Champion Chris Jericho already has his first title defense lined up.
It was announced today that Jericho will defend his ROH World Championship against Bandido on AEW Dynamite this Wednesday. The match will be Bandido's AEW debut.
At Dynamite Grand Slam last week, Jericho defeated Claudio Castagnoli to win the ROH World Championship. With the referee distracted, Jericho gave Castagnoli a low blow and then connected with the Judas Effect to get the win.
This is the eighth World Championship that Jericho has held during his career.
Bandido is a former ROH World Champion, holding the title from July 2021 to December 2021.
Though this will be Bandido's AEW debut, he did wrestle at ROH Supercard of Honor this April. That was the first ROH show of the Tony Khan era.
The Jericho Appreciation Society celebrating Jericho's title win is also set for this Wednesday's Dynamite. Here's the updated card for the episode:
- AEW World title eliminator match: AEW World Champion Jon Moxley vs. Juice Robinson
- ROH World Champion Chris Jericho defends against Bandido
- Saraya speaks
- MJF speaks
- Chris Jericho championship celebration