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 makes sure everyone knows it. He also revealed his secret for getting gimmicks over.

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.

His latest iteration sees him as The Wizard, who is also the leader of the Jericho Appreciation Society faction. While speaking during the post AEW Double Or Nothing media scrum, Chris Jericho revealed his secret for always getting gimmicks over in his career.

”I think I’m thing that I’m pretty good at is reading the room. And, I’ve had a lot of things where I thought — GFY — that’s a good one. And the same night, Mox came out and said ”go f*ck yourself” so that was done. Like, no one was really getting into it. However, for example, The Wizard … I start seeing people like okay they’re making GIFs of Chris Jericho as Gandalf, all the cartoons and Dragon Ball Z … this is interesting, they like his wizard. Little kids now, they’re posting videos.

That’s why we did the fireball thing last week on the random backstage guy. You just read the room, and nobody brings signs anymore. I used to be able to read the signs, but now I read social media. I think it is just reading the climate of the room and reading what people do. I have 32 years of doing this, I have a good feel of what people might be into.”

The Jericho Appreciation Society defeated The Blackpool Combat Club at AEW Double Or Nothing. Now it remains to be seen what the company has planned for the faction next. Fans are certainly excited for their future.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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