Chris Jericho is a former Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star. He was the first-ever Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment Undisputed Champion. Jericho was on his eighth Saturday Night Special. Over there, he spoke about Matt Hardy's "drowning" during last week's Stadium Stampede match.
He stated that the backlash was not needed. The fans actually didn’t like the spot as Shad Gaspard had passed away in a similar fashion about a week ago. Shad was a former WWE Superstar. "The backlash was not unnecessary," said Jericho.
"There was the big chuck of Santana and Ortiz kind of 'drowning' Matt Hardy under the water as he changed his personas. None of us ever even thought about it. I never even thought about it once."
Chris Jericho on Stadium Stampede
Jericho stated that they can re-do the match, but that things would have to be changed.
"Looking back on it, there's a couple of things that were said they we shouldn't have said," Jericho admitted. "But, the spot itself, Matt's been doing that for a long time. It's not like we maliciously set out to do anything disrespectful.
And of course, anybody who knows anything about me would know that. So, something that (we, I) didn't notice until after and in the future, obviously we should be more cognizant of it”. Chris Jericho is currently working for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and was their first AEW World Champion.
AEW usually does not receive any heat from the fans. For many years, hardcore wrestling fans wanted something other than WWE to watch. All Elite Wrestling is the only hope for people that want to watch old-school hardcore wrestling.
Many people still believe that one day, All Elite Wrestling will beat Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment. All Elite Wrestling is also a good place to work at, according to the wrestlers that work in it. Their weekly TV show called AEW Dynamite takes place on TNT, which is one of the most popular TV networks in the world. They are currently fighting WWE NXT every Wednesday.