Chris Jericho is a true legend in the pro wrestling world who has done it all in the business. He is also proud to be working in AEW and isn’t afraid to show it. Jericho also revealed something interesting about his plans for a group.
Jericho has managed to keep himself relevant throughout the years by constantly changing up his gimmick in meaningful ways. He is truly a master of staying relevant no matter what.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho revealed that he originally wanted to form a group with Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley as babyfaces.
“I’d love to be able to tell you that I had this big overarching plan that was put into place in November when we started doing this thing with Eddie Kingston and I. It wasn’t. It was just reading the room and evolving. My original idea was for maybe, Eddie, and (Jon) Moxley to be an alliance as babyfaces. I never really thought about turning heel. I always had this real romantic idea of never breaking up the Inner Circle and having us be together until the end. Once we started rolling and moving, I realized there was a lot we could do with it. When we were in Bridgeport, Connecticut, we had a promo and Eddie came out there and was like, ‘I don’t know why I’m out here.
This is pro wrestling, not sports entertainment, if you want that, go down the block.’ People just responded with a huge half cheer, half boo disdain for ‘sports entertainment.’ I was like, ‘Oh, oh, our fanbase doesn’t like that term. Interesting.’ Then the wheels go into motion and you start thinking of ‘maybe we can do something like this.’ The sports entertainment thing came from listening to the fans and realizing, ‘they don’t like this, I do. I’m a sports entertainer at heart. Let’s talk about it and make it a thing on screen,’ and that’s what we did.”
It remains to be seen how The Jericho Appreciation Society will be booked in the coming months. Their feud with Eddie Kingston and Proud N Powerful is certainly one of the highlights of AEW television right now.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes
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