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Chris Jericho wins ROH World title at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam

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Chris Jericho is the Ring of Honor World Champion.

Jericho defeated Claudio Castagnoli to win the championship for the first time Wednesday night at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. The finish had Jericho low blowing Castagnoli while the referee was distracted, allowing Jericho to connect with the Judas Effect to score the win. This ends Castagnoli’s reign with the title after 60 days, originally defeating Jonathan Gresham at Death Before Dishonor on July 23.

On last Friday’s Rampage, Castangoli came out and said that there would soon be two world champions in the Blackpool Combat Club, mentioning himself and the winner of Wednesday's AEW World title match between Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley. Jericho, who was on commentary, called out Castagnoli, saying he wanted to get his “ocho”, or his eighth world title reign. Castagnoli accepted the challenge for next week.

Chris Jericho’s other world title runs include two WCW World title reigns, three reigns as World Heavyweight Champion, one reign as the WWE Undisputed Champion, and one reign as AEW World Champion.