Chris Jericho is a veteran in the pro wrestling world who competed all over the world over the past three decades. He is also proud to be working in AEW and isn’t afraid to show it. Being veteran in the business, he doesn’t really have much care about what his haters have to say.
For almost a year, Chris Jericho and MJF were engaged in a storyline. This dated back to MJF trying to join The Inner Circle all the way to their final match back in 2021.
His feud with MJF featured the Five Labors Of Jericho, which had Jericho compete in matches against the likes of Nick Gage among others. Jericho’s Judas theme was also banned during a match with MJF. Despite this, the crowd sang the entire song as Jericho made his way to the ring.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho talked about the fans singing his theme song without any music and lyrics. Jericho revealed that he did not want to nudge the fans towards singing the song, as that would’ve been a WWE move.
“It’s become a highlight of the show. That’s when we were doing The Five Labors of Jericho and MJF banned me from using Judas as a theme song. So, when we were thinking about that, everybody had their two cents. You gotta put the lyrics up on the jumbotron with a bouncy ball so they follow it. You gotta put lyrics sheets under the chairs so people could grab them. You have to direct people on their phones and give a pre-condition for the live crowd.
Everybody thought about that except for Tony Khan and myself, and both of us were, like, it doesn’t feel right. It feels very – I hate to say it, but a very WWE thing to do – this is the way it has to be. There’s no room for error. Tony actually mentioned it, when you go to a concert, you know when to sing the lyrics. They don’t have to prompt you, they know the song. My point was if this works and it’s organic, it’ll be one of the coolest moments of all time. If it doesn’t, then the heel, MJF, his evil plan paid off and that’s part of the story too, so let’s see what happens. I think it was in Houston. I came out, and it took one line or two for people to get in sync and then they were locked in.”
Jericho’s feud with MJF ended at the AEW All Out pay-per-view last year. Since then, the two have been busy with their own major storylines. We wonder if they’ll ever cross paths again in the future.
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