The Learning Tree (professional wrestling)

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The Learning Tree
Stable
Leader(s)Chris Jericho
MembersBig Bill
Bryan Keith
Name(s)The Learning Tree
Billed heightsJericho: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Bill: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Bryan: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Combined
billed weight
692 lb (314 kg)
DebutMay 1, 2024
Years active2024–present

The Learning Tree is a villainous professional wrestling stable performing in All Elite Wrestling. The stable consists of leader Chris Jericho, Big Bill and Bryan Keith.[1][2] Jericho is the current FTW Champion in his first reign.

History

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Starting in March 2024, Jericho attempted to form a mentor-student relationship with FTW Champion Hook. However, Jericho was rebuffed, ultimately leading to a match between the two at Dynasty which saw Jericho winning the FTW Championship from Hook.[3] On the April 24 episode of Dynamite, Jericho rechristened the FTW Championship as the "For The World Championship" and dubbed himself "The Learning Tree", where he would arrogantly offer advice and guidance to wrestlers, turning heel in the process.[4]

On the May 1 episode of Dynamite, Jericho successfully defended the FTW Championship against Katsuyori Shibata with the assistance of Big Bill, whom Jericho then agreed to add to The Learning Tree. On May 26 at Double or Nothing, Jericho successfully defended the title against Hook and Shibata with the help of Bryan Keith as the new member of the stable.[5] On the June 12 episode of Dynamite, Big Bill and Keith were dubbed "The Redwood" and "The Bad Apple" respectively. During a TV Time with The Learning Tree segment, the stable were attacked by Private Party (Zay and Quen) as Jericho was teaching them how to climb the turnbuckle.[6]

Members

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L Leader
* Founding member(s)
Members Joined
Chris Jericho (L) May 1, 2024*
Big Bill May 1, 2024*
Bryan Keith May 26, 2024

Timeline

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Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  1. ^ "411MANIA". Chris Jericho Likes The Learning Tree Era, Discusses Wrestling Salaries. Retrieved 2024-06-06.
  2. ^ Rumsey, Connel (2024-06-06). "Chris Jericho Explains Why 'The Learning Tree' Is His Favourite Version Of His Character". WrestleTalk. Retrieved 2024-06-06.
  3. ^ Nason, Josh (21 April 2024). "AEW Dynasty notes: Chris Jericho wins FTW title, Adam Cole out of wheelchair". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 21 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Chris Jericho Debuts New Theme Song On 4/24 AEW Dynamite; Big Bill Asks To Sit Under The Learning Tree | Fightful News". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2024-04-26.
  5. ^ "2024 AEW Double or Nothing results: Live updates, recap, grades, highlights, matches, card, start time". CBSSports.com. 2024-05-27. Retrieved 2024-05-27.
  6. ^ Powell, Jason (June 12, 2024). "AEW Dynamite results (6/12): Powell's live review of Will Ospreay vs. Rey Fenix for the AEW International Title, Mercedes Mone vs. Zeuxis for the TBS Title, Dustin Rhodes vs. Jack Perry in a ladder match qualifier". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 20, 2024.