Chris Jericho has revealed one incident that left on AEW television that left TNT – as Jericho was told the story – threatening to pull the show.
Jericho has been involved in many of AEW’s high-profile moments since the company’s inception in 2019. As the promotion’s first AEW World Champion, the Demo-God ended the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite standing tall after taking out The Elite and introducing the world to his Inner Circle.
Speaking to Stephanie Chase, Chris Jericho discussed why he thinks the partnership between AEW and their US broadcast partner TNT has been so fruitful thus far:
“I think TNT is rolling with it because the ratings have been so great and the demos have been so high. Obviously, there’s certain things we’ve been reprimanded for, there’s a few I can tell you. But I think we’re not stupid. If something goes on that the parent company doesn’t like, then we don’t do it anymore.”
“I think that’s one of the reasons AEW is as successful as we are because we’re not afraid to take a few chances. We’re not worried about taking some chances and not worried about getting slapped on the wrist if we do something we shouldn’t do, we just won’t do it again. But it hasn’t been that many times.”