Chris Jericho is one of the top stars of All Elite Wrestling. The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla has been with the Jacksonville-based promotion since its inception in 2019. He’s also a former AEW World Champion.

Jericho walks out to the ring to “Judas.” The crowd loves to sing along with the Fozzy hit. The sing along has become a staple of Jericho’s entrance and the legendary wrestler can’t help but smile every time he hears the crowd sing along.

Jericho recently appeared on Busted Open Radio to talk about the importance of the song. It is is worth mentioning here that Jericho opted to use Judas as his theme song instead of creating a new one in AEW.

Jericho shared his belief that the spectacle of ‘Judas’ outweighs the heat he would temporarily get from abandoning it. That said, he hasn’t made any definitive decision.

“Well I mean, it’s something that I always think about. But it’s also something that, are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? We have something very special in AEW that happened very organically and I think it kind of transcends heel or babyface.

“I think it’s one of the very special moments that’s synonymous with AEW that nobody else has in any wrestling company. Nowhere is a song that everybody sings the moment that we come out, I come out.

“The difference is, even if they did sing other people’s songs, is this is my song. It’s my song. So I have thought about retiring it a few times. I might retire it. I might retire it tonight.

“But I also think that the show business aspect of it and the spectacle of it far outweighs whether I’m a heel or a babyface because the point of pro wrestling is to get people involved and to have them hooked and get them into the show. This is a great example of that, that we didn’t have to shove down anybody’s throat, it just happened.

“I think that’s something special. To take that away just because I’m a bad guy might get some heat for a week or two, but I think keeping it on and maybe spinning it a little bit differently, I’ll figure that out, I always do, I think it’s more important to have that. Like I said, the spectacle of it, I think, is something that’s just very, very special that you can’t see anywhere else.”

Jericho is currently involved in a feud with his Inner Circle brethren Santana and Ortiz. He turned heel during last week’s AEW Dynamite and formed The Chris Jericho Appreciation Society in the process.

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Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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