Chris Jericho isn’t concerned about the recent locker room brawl that took place following AEW All Out.
The new Ring of Honor World Champion recently sat down with GQ to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked about the recent backstage turmoil in All Elite Wrestling between CM Punk and The Elite (The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega), Jericho said that things like this in wrestling happen all the time, and now is the time to focus on the positives instead.
“Without getting into specifics, it happens all the time,” Chris Jericho admitted. “That’s one of the things about being around as long as I have: You just recalibrate and you focus on the positives and realize we got a great locker room, a great group of guys and girls. I think we re-established that [on TV the last few weeks]. We know that this is a pretty special place, and we’re gonna go out there and we’re gonna kill it. That’s what we did. It’s a reset and that’s exciting for everybody involved, including me. We’re just gonna keep building upon it. That’s what you do. That’s how you have longevity.
“I bet you the Edmonton Oilers were terrified when Wayne Gretzky left, and they won a Stanley Cup that year. That’s just how it goes when somebody leaves—somebody else steps up. That’s the best thing about wrestling, or pro sports, or even SNL. Adam Sandler leaves and suddenly Jason Sudeikis is the big name or whatever. So absolutely we’re not gonna miss a beat. We’re gonna go on and become bigger and better and stronger than ever.”
What do you make of Chris Jericho’s comments? Do you think the backstage issues in All Elite Wrestling are being overblown by people online? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.