Chris Jericho was a guest on Stone Cold’s podcast recently, and Booker T spoke about whether or not this interview will change things between WWE and AEW. Stone Cold is a WWE Hall of Famer and having an AEW star on his show was actually a big thing.
The podcast would air on WWE Network and Peacock. This was Jericho’s first return to WWE programming ever since he left nearly 2 years ago. According to Booker T, Jericho’s appearance is not a big deal. According to Booker T, this interview will not change AEW and WWE’s relationship at all and will just be a one-off thing.
Booker T Comments on Chris Jericho Appearing on Stone Cold's podcast
“I don’t think this is a moment like people think it is,” Booker said. “As far as all of a sudden we’re going to have more cross-promotion between AEW and WWE, I don’t think that’s what that is at all.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, just by the way he roles and has a controversial guest like Y2J is just good for business”. Booker T then spoke about how Stone Cold had to contact Vince McMahon to get permission to get Chris Jericho on the show.
“Even to know exactly what the other side is doing,” Booker said. “How’d [AEW] come about? I know a lot of people want to know that and who better to get it from than the horse’s mouth, someone like Chris Jericho who’s going to straight shoot.
Me personally, I don’t think there should be any ill will towards that. You know how they say ‘Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer,’ so for me, I think it’s cool. “A lot of people want to know what’s going on with AEW right now as far as the structure of it, storylines, how did [AEW] come about, a lot of the angles they create.
A lot of people want to know that kind of stuff and if Chris Jericho can answer those questions, me personally, I think it’s good”. Austin explained during an interview with Sports Illustrated how he wanted Jericho to be on his podcast.
Booker T is also looking forward to the interview as he wants to know what Jericho has to say about leaving WWE for AEW. “I think everybody is going to be wondering what Chris Jericho is going to say,” Booker T said.
“What is he going to say about his past dealings in WWE, why did he leave, was he bitter? Does he have heat with anybody? Who does Chris Jericho have heat with? I’m sure it’s going to be a straight shoot, a straightforward interview, can’t wait”.