In an interview with the Daily Mail in the UK, Chris Jericho talked about the overall morale of the locker room in AEW in the past couple years.
The former AEW World Champion made particular note of the situation following a backstage incident at All Out in 2022 and how the locker room handled it, stating:
“There was a lot of uncertainty. 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.
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, cos it wasn’t.”
Jericho would go on to say that the locker room had only grown stronger since the incident, giving props to Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson for stepping in where needed:
“You’ve got to continue forward and Mox, Danielson and I just really wanted to grab the horse by the reins before it got out of control and just let people know that if you have concerns let’s discuss them, if you have issues let’s discuss them but let’s get through them together and come through stronger on the back end.
I think we really came together well which was great for the locker room and for the fans because the fans too want to know that everything is going to continue moving forward.
And I think we did a really good job of righting the ship and most importantly letting people know that it’s going to be OK. 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.”
Jericho is set to take on Will Ospreay at AEW All In, emanating from Wembley Stadium in London, England on Sunday, August 27.