AEW Blasts ‘Judas’ As Chris Jericho Appears On Dynamite

Chris Jericho is set to team with Sammy Guevara this Saturday night at AEW Battle of The Belts, taking on AEW World Tag Team Champions Ricky Starks and Big Bill. Ahead of that contest, Jericho appeared for the first time in front of the fans since AEW Worlds End last month on tonight’s AEW Dynamite: Homecoming. At Worlds End, Jericho was met with boos, “NDA” chants, and more.

The reaction from the fans came after a former female AEW star posted a heart emoji on social media in response to a fan saying there were unaired allegations against Jericho. AEW President Tony Khan declined to say “no” when asked in the post-show press conference if Jericho had ever been accused of sexual misconduct during his time with the company.

Khan and AEW were not going to risk Jericho getting the same negative treatment from the fans on tonight’s Homecoming special. Following Guevara’s singles victory over Starks, Big Bill hit the ring to help beat down Jericho’s Le Sex Gods partner. During the melee, Jericho’s theme song, “Judas,” began to blare through the arena as he helped even the odds for Guevara. Interestingly, the music never stopped blasting throughout Jericho’s entire appearance on the show. If any fans wanted to boo Jericho or vocally show their distaste for him in other ways, it would be nearly impossible for them to be heard.

Jericho will embark on his latest Cruise at the end of the month, and earlier tonight, a story regarding his 2020 voyage began to make the rounds. During the 2020 Cruise, Jericho apparently got into a heated argument with WWE star MVP. The situation escalated, became tense, and eventually MVP knocked out Jericho. What they were arguing about, or how the knockout happened, was not revealed. It was noted that the two men nearly became physical in a Hoston hotel lobby last year when MVP interrupted a conversation Jericho was having with Matt Hardy. Before things could intensify, Jericho is said to have shuffled to a nearby elevator and yelled something about not fighting jobbers.