Recap from TJ Hawke:
This match was for Jericho’s Cruiserweight Title. Eddie was the rudo. Neither man got a firm advantage in the early stages of the match. Jericho first got an advantage after he started going after Eddie’s left arm. Jericho was then able to hit a hotshot and the Lionsault: 1…2…NO! Eddie managed to drop Jericho on the ropes, neck first. Eddie was then able to work Jericho over after that. Eddie was in control for a while. Eventually, Jericho made a comeback. Eddie got crotched on the ropes, and Jericho hit a Silverking Dropkick. Jericho went to powerbomb him off the apron, but Eddie escaped only to hotshot himself. Both men spilled to the floor. Back in the ring, Jericho hit a big release German suplex. Eddie came back with a Rock Bottom. Jericho got nearfalls with a snap powerslam and a spinning heel kick. Jericho hit a pair of powerbombs and then placed Eddie on the top rope. Jericho went for a superplex, but Eddie (kind of) reversed it into a crossbody splash. Eddie then hit the frogsplash: 1…2…3!
This was match was pure joy to watch. Both guys were so skilled here, and it’s crazy to think about how much better they would get in the years to come (especially Jericho). I highly recommend that you check out this match.
Match Rating: ***1/2