A legend is returning. On tonight’s episode of Dynamite, MJF announced that the 3rd “Labor of Jericho” will feature a blast from the best. Next week, Jericho will be taking on Juventud Guerrera and that Le Champion must win via a move from the top rope.
The opponent for @IAmJericho's Labour No. 3 next week is one of his greatest rivals – legendary luchador Juventud Guerrera (@JUVENTUDGUERRE2) – and Jericho has to win with a move from the top rope!#AEWDynamite #AEW pic.twitter.com/Pkbpyf8piG
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
Guerrera and Jericho are no strangers to each other. They had a lengthy rivalry back in WCW in the late 90’s; at SuperBrawl VIII in 1998, Guerrera challenged The Painmaker for the title in a mask vs. title match. Guerrera lost forcing him to unmask; after unmasking Guerrera, Jericho would often berate Guerrera for his looks by referring to him as “Quasi-juice” which was in reference to “Quasimodo”, the disfigured lead character in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Juvy would eventually make his way to WWE and was with the company from 2005-06. He was in a group with Super Crazy and Psicosis, called The Mexicools”.
Check out what he did in his prime:
I loved Juvy in his prime and thought that he was an incredible athlete. But now at age 46, AEW is expecting him to do the same kinds of things that he did 25 years ago. I just don’t know how this is going to go.
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