In the recent episode of Talk Is Jericho, Jericho said that TNT told AEW not to do this anymore, as they wanted to let viewers know in advance so that they watch the episode rather than keep the surprise for one. pure shock value.
“When Sting was a surprise, [TNT] was like “don’t do it again”. That’s why Paul Wight was advertised on social media because TNT said, “We don’t want surprises, we want to take advantage of ratings.” We had a big surprise, a big announcement, and we used the big announcement to announce the next big surprise. I think that’s one of the reasons, too, to spread it out a bit, ”Jericho said.
Paul Wright was announced ahead of time, and AEW also teased a big signing for the company, which turned out to be Christian Cage. Those two things now make sense when you factor in that TNT wants the buzz to let viewers tune in.
All of this could very well happen in Jericho’s next appearance in the Broken Skull Sessions with Stone Cold Steve Austin, which is set to happen after WrestleMania Night 2, and this will be the first time Jericho has appeared on WWE TV since. his departure for AEW.
“Jericho is one of the most influential wrestlers over the past 30 years and he’s still going strong,” said Austin. “The guy survived in every territory he went to. Chris has always been able to reinvent himself and do something new and fresh. ”
“He’s a worker and a student of the game. Think about all the sacred times he’s had in his games, or how he can light up a place at the microphone. Chris is one of the greatest people in the world, that’s the real deal, ”said Austin.