Pro wrestling fans were shocked last night at All In, following the match between Kenny Omega and Pentagon, when the lights went out, came back on, and Pentagon viciously attacked Omega, only to pull off his mask and reveal he was actually Chris Jericho. Jericho beat down Omega and plugged his Jericho Cruise event, where he will face Omega.
It was fitting, too, that Jericho was wearing a Fozzy “Judas” shirt underneath his Pentagon costume, since appearing at a non-WWE event in the United States, which Vince McMahon considers his “territory,” is sure to be seen by some as an act of betrayal. But for fans, Jericho’s appearance was one of many highlights that night, made all the more surprising by the fact that, in addition to his denials that he would appear at the event before it happened, Jericho’s band, Fozzy actually had a gig booked in Kansas for the same night.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) September 2, 2018
So how was Jericho able to appear in two places on the same night? The Ayatolla of Rock N’ Rolla took to Instagram to reveal the behind-the-scenes details.
“We flew from Little Rock to Chicago, got in at about 5:30, hid in the Young Bucks’ office at the Sears Center, dressed up as Pentagon, attacked Kenny Omega, unmasked, shocked the world, and now, for the ultimate power move, we’re on a private jet to fly to the Fozzy gig in Merriam Kansas, so doing both in one night,” Jericho said. “Who else would do that? Who else is crazy enough and stupid enough to do that? So I hope you guys enjoyed it. It was quite an amazing experience. Even just dressing up as Pentagon was a lot of fun, and we are ready to rock you tonight, Merriam Kansas. So go on down to Aftershock. If you’re thinking about going, and you haven’t gone, now is a good time. I’m gonna wear this makeup on stage too.”
The only thing that could have made it better would be if Omega followed Jericho to Kansas and attacked him at the Fozzy show in retaliation. Wait, that didn’t happen, did it? Was anyone at the show? Let us know.