Chris Jericho Feared AEW Would Lose The Locker Room Following All Out
It was time for locker room leaders to stand up
Chris Jericho was concerned that the events following All Out 2022 would have a disastrous effect on the AEW locker room.
Speaking about his role behind the scenes during a recent appearance on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Jericho said:
"So backstage, there's a lot of advice given out, a lot of listening, a lot of bartender listening, you know, 'I've got a problem with this. I got a problem with that'. There's a lot of working closely with Tony Khan. A lot of locker room leading, you know, especially over the last six months or so when we kind of had to take the reins back when there was a lot of bad publicity and a lot of uncertainty in the dressing room.
"Your man, Danielson, and myself were kind of like, we have to really take charge here because we're going to lose the dressing room, and if you lose the dressing room, you're f*cked. So there's a lot of that sort of thing going on. Basically everything, you know, I think it's kind of almost like a real general. Tony Khan's probably got a lot of right-hand men, but I think I'm probably one of them, and also too, kind of just helping out the locker room. I produce probably half the backstage promos that you see. Just trying to help as much as I can".
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks were temporarily suspended pending an internal investigation following All Out, while Ace Steel was released. CM Punk's AEW status remains up in the air.