Earlier this week, AEW head honcho Tony Khan commented on the turmoil in the AEW locker room. Even though he is the ultimate authority in AEW Khan said he “cannot make people get along” and wasn’t sure “it’s necessarily even in the best interest of pro wrestling for everybody to get along.”
In speaking to the Daily Mail hyping this weekend’s big All In show in Wembley Stadium, Chris Jericho commented on the situation saying that the company is young and these things can be expected. Jericho referenced his past saying he has been part of fights or even brawls in the locker room when tensions and frustrations boil over.
“We’ve got a lot of young guys and girls on our roster who have never been through stuff like this before but it’s a part of the business. It happens,” he said.
Jericho stated that himself, Jon Moxley and Brian Danielson have stepped up to be locker room leaders and guide the talent and company through the more turbulent times.
“I think we did a really good job of righting the ship and most importantly letting people know that it’s going to be okay. It’s not the end of the world. These things happen and we deal with them and we become stronger as a result, which we have,” he said.
Jericho also put much of the blame on the media who he accused of blowing things out of proportion.
“We were really getting painted with an unfair brush by the media in a lot of ways like “it’s a dumpster fire in the locker room” and that wasn’t the case. And I don’t want people to believe what they’re reading and think that it’s real because it wasn’t,” he maintained.