Chris Jericho on the incident in AEW
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Chris Jericho spoke to GQ about an incident that happened recently in AEW where there were many conflict actors. “Without getting into specifics, it happens all the time. That’s one of the things about being around as long as I have: You just recalibrate and you focus on the positives and realize we got a great locker room, a great group of guys and girls.
I think we re-established that [on TV the last few weeks]. We know that this is a pretty special place, and we’re gonna go out there and we’re gonna kill it. That’s what we did. It’s a reset and that’s exciting for everybody involved, including me.
We’re just gonna keep building upon it. That’s what you do. That’s how you have longevity.- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Jericho made a parallel between a certain sport and WWE “I bet you the Edmonton Oilers were terrified when Wayne Gretzky left, and they won a Stanley Cup that year.
That’s just how it goes when somebody leaves—somebody else steps up. That’s the best thing about wrestling, or pro sports, or even SNL. Adam Sandler leaves and suddenly Jason Sudeikis is the big name or whatever.
So absolutely we’re not gonna miss a beat. We’re gonna go on and become bigger and better and stronger than ever”. Jericho reminisced about his early days in AEW speaking on his podcast. “When the idea came for AEW, and you’ve heard it a million times.
‘Oh, there’s a new wrestling company. This guy’s got some money.’ Whatever. Same thing over and over again. It took me a while to really believe what Tony was talking about because what you need to start a company is you need money and a lot of it, which the Khan family has." You need a great television deal, which we didn’t have at the time, but we finally got it with TNT and TBS.
You need a collection of guys who aren’t retreads or haven’t lived up to their full potential, and we had that with The Elite right out of the gate, and then bringing in Moxley right out of the bat for the first show that we had.
That’s a guy who was not even close to living up to his full potential. You can see that now. Moxley now is so much better and bigger than he ever was as Dean Ambrose. So we had all three of those things, and also a passion and a desire, and there was a point to prove”.