Backstage Details On Chris Jericho Seeing A Star In Action Andretti

Backstage Details On Chris Jericho Seeing A Star In Action Andretti AEW/Fite

New information has emerged regarding the sequence of events that led to Action Andretti being signed by AEW.

Andretti shocked the wrestling world on yesterday’s (December 14) edition of AEW Dynamite when he defeated Chris Jericho in a surprise win.

Speaking on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer spoke about how the match result came to be:

“The story behind this is that Action Andretti had a match on one of the streaming shows (Dark) against QT Marshall, and Chris Jericho was watching the match, and decided at that moment, ‘This guy’s gonna be a star’.

“And so he decided that he was going to make him a star.

“This was way back, he had all this stuff to do, the Claudio feud, these other matches… This match on this date, this was not something where it was decided like yesterday. This was weeks and weeks and weeks ago.”

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Andretti’s win has been compared to that of the 1-2-3 Kid (later X-Pac) against Razor Ramon on WWE Raw.

Fightful reported last night that Andretti was under an agreement with AEW since October, but it’s unknown if it was full-time, as it’s now confirmed to be.

AEW tweeted a post-match interview with Andretti, as you can see below:

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