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Chris Jericho vs. Tomohiro Ishii ROH title match set for AEW Dynamite

A first-time ever match is set to take place on Dynamite this Wednesday.

After retaining at Full Gear, Chris Jericho already has his next ROH World Championship defense lined up.

Jericho will defend his ROH World Championship against NJPW's Tomohiro Ishii on Dynamite this Wednesday (November 23). The match was announced during a backstage segment at Full Gear.

Jericho retained the ROH World title by defeating Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, and Sammy Guevara in a four-way match at Full Gear. Later in the night, Orange Cassidy and Danhausen interrupted Jericho and Jake Hager during a backstage interview. Cassidy challenged Jericho to a title match on behalf of Ishii. Jericho accepted the challenge, bringing up that Ishii used to carry his bags and shine his shoes when Ishii was a young boy working for WAR in Japan.

The backstage segment also set up that Cassidy will be defending his AEW All-Atlantic Championship against Hager on Wednesday's Dynamite.

This will be the first time that Jericho and Ishii have ever faced each other. It's the fourth time Ishii has wrestled for AEW.

The match continues the storyline of Jericho wanting to desecrate ROH's legacy and defeat former ROH champions. Ishii held the ROH Television Championship in 2016.

Wednesday's Dynamite is the Thanksgiving Eve episode of the show. It's being held at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Here's what's been announced for Dynamite:

  • ROH World Champion Chris Jericho defends against Tomohiro Ishii
  • AEW World title eliminator tournament finals: Ethan Page vs. Ricky Starks
  • AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy defends against Jake Hager
  • Match two in Death Triangle and The Elite's best-of-seven series for the AEW Trios titles