Chris Jericho once again discovered himself at the center of a heel AEW faction on AEW Dynamite. The first segment of the night had Jericho invite Eddie Kingston out to the ring and ultimately shake his hand for the loss he suffered on Sunday at Revolution. The members of 2.0 hit the ring and assaulted both men, prompting Santana & Ortiz to run out and make the save with a baseball bat. However, Jericho rather turned on his previous Inner Circle however whacking the pair with the bat and helping in the beatdown. Jake Hager ran down looking visibly conflicted however eventually sided with Jericho. He closed things out by powerbombing Kingston off the apron through a table
The five men-- Jericho, Hager, Daniel Garcia, Jeff Parker and Matt Lee-- then postured in the middle of the ring a turned off the camera. Jericho introduced the group as the Jericho Appreciation Society and stated "And that's entertainment."
Jericho first presented the Inner Circle as his faction on the first episode of Dynamite back in October 2019. While the group teased breaking up in current months as a rift between Jericho and Proud 'n Powerful formed, it appeared like things had actually been fixed prior to Jericho's match with Kingston. That's certainly no longer the case.
The one member of the Inner Circle not associated with the segment was Sammy Guevara.Whether or not he'll get involved in this new feud remains to be seen.