The two stars waged war for the course of several months throughout 2022. They battled at AEW Revolution and later faced off in the Anarchy in the Arena match at AEW Double or Nothing 2022. The rivals also fought in the Blood & Guts match in June and later clashed in the Barbed Wire Everywhere Match on the “Fyter Fest Week 2” edition of AEW Dynamite in July. These bouts were quite memorable, but as it turns out, Kingston disliked them.
During an appearance on Under The Ring, Kingston was asked to share his thoughts on his matches with Jericho, and he made it clear that he hated them. “The Mad King” also
“Oh I hated them all,” said Kingston. “I hated every single one of them because I don’t like any of my work. Plus, I don’t like Chris. Being in the ring with him was a headache. It was seven months of a headache, but I’m proud that it’s over, for now. Knowing Chris, he’ll probably do something to get me mad, and we’ll get back in there.”
Kingston continued, noting that while he learned a lot about dealing with “people like Chris”, his feud with the veteran took seven months of his life, and he can never get them back.
“But no, did I learn a lot? Yeah, I learned what it was backstage to be a snake like Chris,” said Kingston. “I learned how to avoid people like Chris and his group, so I did learn from him, I did learn. But it was seven months of my life I can never have back, so thanks a lot, Chris.”