Although Chris Jericho has wrestled since he was initially hurt, he’s addressed the injury that forced the postponement of Fozzy’s upcoming tour.
Chris Jericho unsuccessfully challenged Jon Moxley for the interim AEW World Championship on the special Quake By The Lake edition of Dynamite on 10 August, suffering a bruised larynx in the process. Although he’s remained a permanent fixture on AEW programming, the injury has caused minor issues with his music career.
Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ Alex McCarthy for talkWRESTLING, ‘The Wizard’ explained how the injury caused Fozzy to push back their tour by two weeks:
“I have a bruised larynx. Yeah, we [Fozzy] had to postpone the first two weeks of the tour. It was supposed to start next week here in the States. And it’s just a matter of time, just waiting for it to heal. There’s really nothing you can do. There’s no shot you can take or medical procedure you can do, it’s just a bruised larynx that actually happened during the Quake By The Lake show a couple weeks ago in Minneapolis. So we’re just waiting it out, man.
Hopefully, it gets better soon. But yeah, we had to switch those two weeks. But hopefully by November, we’re probably back up [and] running and we’ll be ready. We love playing the UK. The last time we played the UK, every show was sold out. This tour is going great as well. So we’re really really excited about it.”
Fozzy’s Save The World tour is now scheduled to begin on 29 September from the Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ten dates in the United Kingdom are slated for throughout November, beginning on 4 November from Manchester’s New Century Hall and concluding on 14 November from London’s O2 Forum.
Despite pushing the tour back slightly, Chris Jericho has returned to in-ring competition. He defeated Bryan Danielson at All Out, with ‘The Wizard’ now booked to face Danielson once again on Dynamite, which will form half of the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions semifinals.