Former ROH World Champion Addresses Whether He Could Be Chris Jericho’s Mystery Opponent

5 months ago by Dave Adamson

Former ROH World Champion Addresses Whether He Could Be Chris Jericho’s Mystery Opponent AEW

On the October 2, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho will defend the ROH World Championship against a former ROH Champion.

So far, in his quest to destroy ROH, The Ocho has defeated Bandido, Dalton Castle and Bryan Danielson.

There has, obviously, been speculation as to who the next opponent could be as Jericho continues to tear through the history of ROH Champions.

One name that keeps popping it is Davey Richards who won the championship at ROH Best in the World 2011 and remained champion for 321 days.

Speaking on the Battleground podcast, Richards addressed whether he’d be the man to face Jericho, saying:

“I’m just taken aback by it. This sounds like such an arrogant move and I hope people know what I mean and know that I’m not an arrogant person; if it’s anyone but me, I feel people are going to be disappointed because I’m so blessed. There has been such a vocalization, ‘It should be Davey.’ For people that still want to see me do that, that’s so cool. That’s motivation.”

Richards was asked if an ROH appearance could be in his future and responded:

“When I came back to wrestling, I didn’t know if I wanted to do it full-time or if people would want to see me. My work rate is most important and I feel better than ever. I want to eventually go to a bigger company, preferably with Eddie (Edwards), but he has a really good deal with IMPACT. I don’t know where the future lies, but that’s definitely a goal. For the right reasons. It’s not just about the money. My main job at this stage in wrestling is to give back to wrestling and help people. I feel I can do that and I can also wrestle. We’ll see what happens.”

Transcript from Fightful

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