Chris Jericho has worked hard to establish himself as one of the most well-respected wrestlers in the pro wrestling business. He has worked in numerous pro wrestling companies over the years and made an impact everywhere.
Le Champion’s entrance theme ‘Judas’ is one of the most beloved songs in all of pro wrestling right now. Every week, fans continue to sing along to the song as Jericho makes his way down to the ring.
While speaking to Swerve Strickland and Monteasy on the Swerve City podcast, Jericho revealed that a new version of “Judas” was created. However, AEW President Tony Khan convinced Jericho not to use the remixed version.
“When I turned heel and we did the Jericho Appreciation Society, Rich Ward actually came up with a remix for Judas. It’s a little less sing-along and it was different. Tony didn’t want to do it. He wanted to keep the original song. A lot of people go, ‘You’re such a heel, why do you have a song that everyone sings to.’ He had a great point. If we kill the song, you get one week of heat, then what do you do with your music? You just have ring music. We have something that organically was created by our audience when they started singing Judas. Do you cut your nose off to spite your face and take away one of the trademarks of our show just because I’m a bad guy? Does it really matter either way?
You’re killing a great moment just because you don’t want people cheering. The whole concept of what wrestling is, is to get people cheering and get people involved. Once the match starts, I’ll get the heat. That song is so much a hallmark of Dynamite and AEW, to not play it just because I turned heel would be a disservice to something we created that is special. He had a great point. As soon as he pointed it out, I was like, ‘You’re totally right.’ People just like to be involve and sing along.”
Chris Jericho was unable to defeat Jox Moxley for the Interim AEW World Championship at Quake By The Lake. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Jericho. Odds are fans will keep singing his entrance music until they change it.
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