Chris Jericho discusses taking a commentary role in AEW



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Chris Jericho discusses taking a commentary role in AEW

Chris Jericho is one of the most titled wrestlers of all time, having won 35 titles including WWF/E, WCW, ECW, NJPW, CMLL and AEW. He is credited as the first undisputed WWF champion in history after unifying the WWF Championship and the WCW Championship at Vengeance in 2001.

He is a total of seven times world champion, having once held the WWF Championship and the AEW World Championship. twice the WCW Championship and three times the World Heavyweight Championship; he is also a nine-time Intercontinental Champion (realm record) and a two-time United States Champion, making him one of four wrestlers to complete the Grand Slam with both the old (fourth) and new (seventh) formats.

Speaking with TV Insider, Y2J discussed taking a commentary role in AEW: “I knew we would have to start filming a bunch of shows all at once because of the way things were [with the pandemic]. We had to do four to six weeks of TV.

When I heard that, I knew I had to be involved for the show’s sake and my sake. I didn’t want to miss four to six weeks. I thought rather than inserting myself into some sort of angle, why don’t I just do commentary? The plan for that first week was to have me do commentary anyway, because Jim Ross couldn’t make it for travel reasons.

Then I thought, let me do commentary the whole time. That’s what happened. I was excited about it, because I’ve done a few matches here and there, but to do a whole show is a different animal. So, I’m basically relying on the expertise of Tony Schiavone to carry me through it.

Then I realized we had great chemistry, which is no surprise: we always had great chemistry if you look at the work we did in the late ’90s in WCW. I feel like since the legendary Jim Ross is not available, I’ll step in to do the best I can to provide commentary and some energy. When you’re working in front of just a few people there, the more energy you can have the better."