AEW have announced another match for their Fight for the Fallen event. This announcement came from their latest episode of The Road to Fight for the Fallen, and further confirmed on their Twitter account.
That match is The Librarian Peter Avalon taking on Sonny Kiss during the Buy In pre-show. Kiss has only been seen in AEW once so this will be their debut singles match for the company taking on a figure that the crowd has come to hate. Avalon was seen accompanying by fellow Librarian Leva Bates in her Buy In match at Fyter Fest, where his interference cost her the match.
In other news, we have had an update via YouTube on what Jericho plans to do at Fight for the Fallen. He has been given a live mic and it seems he plans to use it to it’s fullest effect. In the 2 minute and change video, Jericho stated his intentions and warned fans that he may piss them off or hurt their feelings. He also mentioned having some things to say about All Out and his opponent Adam Page.
Jericho said he’s coming to tell everyone what they need to hear, and he still wants his “thank you” from AEW at Fight for the Fallen, “one of the greatest nights in pro wrestling history.” He added, while promising to hurt some feelings, “I’m Chris Jericho. I built this place, I put it on the map, I got a TV deal with the TNT network. You think that ever would’ve happened without me on the AEW roster? Yes, I still want me thank you and guess what?
“If I don’t get it, in Jacksonville, you made another mistake because you gave me a live mic. What’s Chris Jericho going to say at Fight for the Fallen? Is it gonna be controversial? Is it gonna be loud and abrasive? Is it gonna hurt some feelings? Yes to all three, but more importantly, it’s going to tell you what you need to hear, AEW, not what you want to hear.”
The event will take place in Daily’s Place Amphitheater at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville at 7.30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 13 (12.30 AM BST the next day). The “Buy In” pre-show for Fight for the Fallen will air live on the AEW YouTube channel at 7:30 pm ET. The main card will then begin at 8:15 pm ET (1.15 AM BST the next day). Here’s the card of the event:
- “Buy In” Match: MJF, Shawn Spears & Sami Guevara vs Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin & Joey Janela
- “Buy In” Match: Sonny Kiss vs Peter Avalon w/Leva Bates
- Cody Rhodes & Dustin Rhodes vs The Young Bucks
- Kenny Omega vs CIMA
- Adam Page vs Kip Sabian
- Allie vs Brandi Rhodes
- SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky w/Christopher Daniels) vs The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr & Fénix)
- Chris Jericho appearance
Like Fyter Fest, Fight for the Fallen will be available for free in the US and Canada on B/R Live. Fight for The Fallen will be available in the UK and Ireland through FITE TV. The show will be available in the UK for £8.99, in Ireland for €9.99, and $12,99 internationally, respectively. The show is already available for preorder on FITE TV here.
Images and videos courtesy of AEW Twitter/YouTube, Nightmare Family YouTube