Chris Jericho Reveals Scrapped Plans For ROH World Title Reign

Chris Jericho dropped the ROH World Championship at Final Battle 2022

The Ocho is no more, and the Ring of Jericho era is consigned to history, after Chris Jericho lost the ROH World Championship to Claudio Castagnoli at ROH Final Battle on December 10.

Jericho had held the belt since September 21 and defeated a litany of former champions from Ring of Honor’s history during his reign. Before Final Battle, Jericho spoke of other names he wanted to bring in to wrestle during his reign, saying the following on Talk is Jericho:

"We wanted to bring Colt [Cabana] back on the show, reintroduce him, he had a pretty rough year as well. Former Ring of Honor [tag team] champion, and I always enjoyed his work. A very solid worker and it was fun to have him back. That's the reason why he came back, solely, we just wanted to have him on the show and reintroduce him. He hadn't been on TV for awhile. The funny thing was, he told the story where he almost died. He bought the wrong kind of socks, he bought compression socks instead of normal socks and I guess it was limiting his blood flow to where, when he came back from the ring, he was about ready to pass out," said Jericho. "Colt was a guy we had talked about doing something with. Colt, Dalton Castle, and PCO, but PCO wasn't going to work out so we used Bandido, I think that's what it was.”

Jericho continued, noting some other names considered for a singles bout against ‘Le Champion’:

"I wanted to do another match with an outside guy. We had a couple of ideas, one was PCO, once again, but he wasn't available. The other idea we had was Chris Hero, but he wasn't available either, couldn't do the gig. Same thing with Dragon Lee, another idea that Tony [Khan] had, but he couldn't make it. I was like, 'Does anybody want to wrestle me?' We were thinking that maybe we could use Chris Daniels, I suggested Samoa Joe or Jay Lethal, but they're in different programs. Finally, Tony says, "What about Ishii?' 'That is great,'" recalled Jericho.

H/T: Fightful

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