Chris Jericho on behind the scene role: It can be very difficult
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Chris Jericho was a guest of The Sessions with Renee Paquette and talked about his AEW career and life outside of it. He believes that his experience is a very important factor in the whole story. “Well I think just being Chris Jericho backstage, like I have the most experience out of anybody in the company with the exception of Dustin Rhodes, but also because I came in as kind of the flagship guy.
When AEW first started, it was on my back for the first few months and we knew this. How many stars can we make? Let’s bring in Mox. Cody wasn’t as big as he was. No one really knew who Kenny and The Bucks were. Hangman Man Page, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy.
Those were some of the guys that I can recall working with right out of the gate, like we have to get more plates spinning here. ”- Jericho said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Chris Jericho: There's a lot of advice
Jericho emphasized that he has a lot to do outside of his career.
There are many wrestlers, there are many who complain and need advice. All this can be a great stress. “So backstage, there’s a lot of advice given out, a lot of listening, a lot of bartender listening, you know, ‘I’ve got a problem with this.
I got a problem with that.’ There’s a lot of working closely with Tony Khan. A lot of locker room leading, you know, especially over the last six months or so when we kind of had to take the reins back when there was a lot of bad publicity and a lot of uncertainty in the dressing room.
Your man, Danielson, and myself were kind of like, we have to really take charge here because we’re going to lose the dressing room, and if you lose the dressing room, you’re fu**ed. So there’s a lot of that sort of thing going on.
Basically everything, you know, I think it’s kind of almost like a real general. Tony Khan’s probably got a lot of right-hand men, but I think I’m probably one of them, and also too, kind of just helping out the locker room.
I produce probably half the backstage promos that you see. Just trying to help as much as I can”.