Chris Jericho has opened up about the difficulties faced by All Elite Wrestling in the aftermath of All Out.
In the hours following AEW All Out CM Punk sparked chaos by launching into a verbal assault aimed at a number of his fellow stars at the post-show press conference. Punk’s comments led to a brawl erupting backstage involving himself, Ace Steel and The Elite.
Following the incident, all involved were suspended although The Elite have since returned to action, and Ace Steel has left the company.
Chris Jericho Recalls Aftermath Of All Out
In the hours and days after the incident it was reported that Chris Jericho had been heavily praised for his role in trying to take control of the situation. Alongside Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley, Jericho attempted to unite the locker room and move the company forwards once again.
Speaking on a recent episode of Talk Is Jericho, the ROH World Champion said that everyone in AEW was “fighting for their lives” after the event.
“We were fighting for our lives at that time, there was so much bad publicity on the company and kind of a black cloud, a haze over it, and dude, we were fighting back. We kind of took charge, [Jon Moxley] and Bryan and I and let them know the sky wasn’t falling, that things happen, and we gotta keep the show rolling.”
Jericho added that his second match with Bryan Danielson during this period helped set the tone for what was to come.
“Having that match with Bryan Danielson was one of them and I remember after working with Bryan the first time, I was like, ‘Where have you been all my life? Like how crazy has it been that we’ve been working together in this business but never actually having matches like this.”
In the latest update on the situation involving Punk it was reported that he remains under contract and is still being paid. Those close to the star say that the hold up on his exit from AEW lies with the company, and he’s ready to move on to the next project.
I recent days CM Punk has continued to hint that he could be WWE bound.
H/t to Wrestling Inc