AEW news: Jon Moxley becomes AEW World Champion by defeating Chris Jericho at Revolution

Jon Moxley celebrates dethroning Chris Jericho as AEW Champion

Chris Jericho had been 'Le Champion' of All Elite Wrestling since the inception of its world championship in August 2019.

It was at All Out in Chicago where he defeated Adam 'Hangman' Page to win the title, debuting his 'Judas Effect' finishing move in the process.

Since then, many challengers have come and gone, with Jericho seeing them all off in the process.

First it was Darby Allin, and then Jericho became embroiled in a feud with one of the Executive VP's of AEW - Cody Rhodes - but yet again Y2J was able to overcome the challenge of Cody, albeit thanks to MJF throwing in the towel.

Scorpio Sky was then defeated by Y2J despite coming awfully close to winning the title, and before 2020 was over, Jericho was on a mission to recruit Jon Moxley to his dangerous Inner Circle stable, which also includes former WWE star Jake Hager.

Jericho was unsuccessful though, and soon after it was confirmed that Moxley would be the number-one contender to the AEW World Championship.

So the two faced-off at Revolution last night, ironically in Chicago once again (not at the same arena Jericho won the title though) and it was a genuine 50-50 clash where you couldn't predict who would walk out as champion.

Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley have been feuding for months

The fight was taken to the crowd in the early moments, and there was a brutal moment where Moxley bit into the stitches in Jericho's forehead.

There was the expected interference from the Inner Circle, but after Hager clocked Moxley in the late stages of the match, referee Aubrey Edwards sent the whole stable to the locker room after realising what had happened.

With no insurance policy to protect him, Jericho ended up in a straight-up brawl with Moxley, but once the latter took off his eye patch, which he had on after Jericho 'stabbed' him in the eye months ago, the game was up.

Two Paradigm Shifts later, and Moxley had become the new face of AEW by taking their world championship off Jericho.

Despite being 49 years of age, Jericho's run was great and him being on top has brought lots of exposure to Tony Khan's promotion.

But it was only a matter of time before Mox was going to be the champion, and we've finally reached that time.

A rematch with Jericho is somewhat inevitable, but he will have a plethora of challengers waiting in the wings - PAC, Kenny Omega, the newly-signed Lance Archer, Jake Hager, and perhaps a soon-to-be debuting Luke Harper?

The future is bright for AEW!

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