On the August 4, 2009, episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Chris Jericho squared off against JTG of Cryme Tyme in a singles match. JTG would go on to win the match, in what was a massive upset.

The former WWE Superstar spoke to Sportskeeda recently, where he talked about his time in WWE. During the interview, JTG recalled his match against Chris Jericho on Smackdown.

JTG revealed that him winning the match was actually Jericho’s idea.

“I actually think it might have been Chris Jericho’s idea. My mom actually came to that show, she bought her friends. I’ll say about 80% of the roster doesn’t know what they’re doing that day until they get there. I believe Jericho actually told me the good news. He was like, ‘me and you tonight, kid, you over!’ I’m thinking he’s messing with me, I’m like, ‘okay!’ and then a writer came up to me and confirmed it.”


As Jericho was already a very established Superstar by that time, JTG’s victory over Jericho was a huge deal.

Cryme Tyme ultimately were not able to defeat Chris Jericho and Big Show at SummerSlam 2009 for the Unified Tag Team titles.

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