Following the groundbreaking news that AEW star Chris Jericho will be appearing on the WWE Network when he joins Stone Cold Steve Austin for an episode of Broken Skull Sessions, more news has emerged regarding how it all came about.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, the Texas Rattlesnake opened up about the very first instance the idea to have Chris Jericho on his show came about.
“I was having a beer one night after my Broken Skull Sessions interview with The Undertaker aired, and out of the blue, Chris Jericho reached out and said, ‘Man, that was a great interview, I sent him back a couple of those emojis, one of a beer mug and the other of an eagle, and then he called me right then and there. We got to talking. I’ve always respected the hell out of his career, and I’m glad they’re around—it gives the guys and girls in professional wrestling more places to work. I said, ‘I’d love to have you on the show.’ And he said he’d love to do it, so I checked with Vince about it.”
“I texted Vince and said we had this badass idea about Jericho coming on the show,. Vince goes, ‘It’s cool. Go ahead.’ But me and Vince don’t always do well with phones and texts and all that, so I texted one more time, ‘Are you sure it’s OK to have Chris Jericho on the show?’ Vince gave me the thumbs up, and Chris came out to do the show.”
No foolin' around here. You're gonna get … IT! 🤯 @IAmJericho joins @steveaustinBSR on the next #BrokenSkullSessions, premiering Sunday, April 11 on @PeacockTV in the U.S. and @WWENetwork everywhere else! pic.twitter.com/fQPzQ3QBDW
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) April 2, 2021
The article from Sports Illustrated also confirms that AEW president Tony Khan approved the appearance.
One major question arising on social media is, “Will AEW be mentioned?”
“We go into everything. Jericho is one of the all-time greats, and it’s going to be cool to have someone from AEW on a WWE show. To bottom line it, I’m excited for people to watch this show.”