Chris Jericho has discussed whether or not being back on the road with his band Fozzy will affect him being on AEW shows every week.
With large parts of the world beginning to get back to normal following the global COVID-19 pandemic, AEW will recommence its live touring schedule in July. AEW heads to the James L. Knight Center on July 7th, followed by a trip to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, which is part of the greater Austin area on the 14th. On July 21st, AEW pitch up at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, which is part of the greater Dallas area.
Two other shows scheduled for June have been postponed until later in the year. The event due to take place in St. Louis on the 23rd of June has been rescheduled to Friday, the 5th of November. The event due to take place in New Orleans has been pushed back until Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.
As well as wrestling getting back on the road, live concerts will return for many, and for AEW star Chris Jericho, this means touring once again with Fozzy. Fozzy will take to the stage in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Jacksonville in the middle of July before their delayed tour begins in earnest in September.
Speaking at the post-Double Or Nothing media scrum following Jericho’s Inner Circle’s victory in Stadium Stampede, the first AEW Champion discussed a possible clash in schedules going forward.
“It’s one of those things that if you kind of do the math and look at the schedules, there’s always a way to make it work. With AEW we’re excited to go back on the road. Fozzy, this tour that we’re doing was postponed five times. And now that we’re ready to go it’s super exciting in that respect as well. But I’ll be on Dynamite as much as I can, which is still probably all the time.”
Chris Jericho then reiterated AEW’s need and ability to create new stars so that there are younger faces reaching the top of the card should veterans like Jericho need to step away at any point.
“One of the biggest missions of AEW from the start is to build our own stars. That’s how you make a company popular. And we’ve done a great job. Tony Khan, this is what he does, he puts together rosters. He has veterans, he has guys in their prime, he has a great kind of up and comer and then rookies that play on the Elevation and Dark teams. But it’s always to build new stars. And I know some people are ‘there’s always so many faces on Dynamite.’ That’s because we want people to be familiar with who these guys and girls are, even if they just appear for a second. ‘Who’s Nick Comoroto?’ You’ll find out over the next few years. Then there’s ‘there’s so many factions!’ Well, to me, I don’t have a problem getting as many people on TV as possible.”