Chris Jericho really stepped up during the early weeks of the pandemic and he sat in on commentary during the episodes at QT Marshall’s gym in Norcross, Georgia. That role opened the door for a brand new opportunity.
Le Champion recently spoke to Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker, Chris Jericho discussed how he ended up on the AEW announce table. He also revealed that a new show starting soon will feature himself as a regular commentator. He didn’t reveal which show he’s talking about, but it stands to reason that the new TNT show could feature The Million Viewer Man in a big way.
“I love it, and once again, this all came from necessity when we had 29% of our roster, Tony Khan knows that figure to the T, available for the tapings that we did that took up our month of April. And I just said, ‘Well, I’ll show up there and just do commentary. That way we don’t have to worry about storylines. We don’t have anybody here anyways,’ and so [Tony] Schiavone and I did it. We did 25 matches in a day, and we had a great time. And I think all of us kind of realized that we stumbled on to something pretty special.”
“So I’ve never been the type of guy that wants to go behind the scenes after wrestling. I’m behind the scenes enough as it is as far as ideas and storylines and advice. I’ll always do it, but commentary could be a way to stay on the show when the wrestling days are done. It’s been 30 years. I still feel great. I still have the potential to have the best match on the show or one of them, and I think it happens all the time. Not every week but look at the guys we have on the show. So as long as I feel I can still work up to the level that I’ve set for myself, I’ll continue to wrestle, but it’s great to know that there’s still that commentary side of things that we can do.”
“And there’s actually another show that’s going to be starting very soon where I’m going to be one of the regular commentators, and that’s exciting. Once again, the more things you can do well in the entertainment business, the more valuable you are, and this is just another kind of feather in the Chris Jericho cap that I can utilize whenever they need me to utilize it.”
Tony Schiavone and Paul Wight will provide commentary for AEW Dark: Elevation, but the new TNT show is still up in the air. Tony Khan said that fans will get that second hour-long TNT show sometime in 2021. From the sound of it, Chris Jericho will be involved on the commentary side of things.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote