Chris Jericho wins Media Man 'Wrestling Legend Of The Month' award again

Chris Jericho wins Media Man 'Wrestling Legends Of The Month' award again


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Chris Jericho says he lost weight because of his health issue in England - April 11, 2022


By Michael Schrute

Chris Jericho appeared on Busted Open Radio today to talk about the reinvention of his character and what he’s currently doing in AEW.

Jericho was asked how he has gotten into better shape so over the last few months:

“I’ll tell the whole story one of these days. I had a little bit of a health issue when we toured England in December. When it happened and things were cool, I just decided to kind of do a reconfiguration of the lifestyle, shall we say. I went on a diet, a strict diet, and I wanted to lose 10 pounds, I lost 10 pounds in a week. So I thought, well, let me just stay on it and see what happens.”

Jericho was asked what he thought about Cody Rhodes leaving AEW for WWE:

“I was honestly disappointed that he left. But I get it. I’ve done it many times myself. We discussed the reinvention of Jericho many times. I mean, I left WWE in 2017 for basically the same reason why Cody left AEW. From what I understand is that he just didn’t think he was getting the, I don’t know if it’s the spotlight, or respect, or whatever the word being, but you can kind of see the writing on the wall. So obviously, Cody now is bigger than he’s ever been just by changing companies. Obviously, they did a great job in putting him over at WrestleMania and bringing him in at the highest of levels. Now it’s up to Cody to do the dirty work, shall we say, and continue that momentum and get that job done. Can he do it? Absolutely. He’s a very smart guy. He’s a great performer. But Cody is also not just a student of the business. He’s a student of the behind the scenes of running the show, booking the show, the politics of wrestling, shall we say? So I think Cody is going to fit in there very good. We’re going to miss him in AEW. But quite frankly, it was a shock when he left, and a week later, you know, it’s almost like he never even existed. That’s just the way wrestling goes. We got to move on with our show, and continue to do great stories and have great matches, and he’s got to continue to do his thing. So congratulations to him. God bless him. I’m sure he’ll do great there.”

(Busted Open Radio)




The Miz corrects Cody Rhodes: WWE Title is not a belt, Superstars are not wrestlers


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By Angel Rodriguez

The Miz kicked off WWE Monday night Raw with Cody Rhodes as his guest.

Cody talked about being away for the past 6 years and being a different person and he said that he plans on eventually winning the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship belt. Miz corrected him and said that it’s a “title” and not a “belt” because a belt holds your pants up.

Miz said he knows where Cody has been for 6 years and he won’t allow Cody to embarrass him. Miz also said that he’s heard that Seth Rollins wants a rematch. Miz also told Miz that “wrestlers” are referred to as “Superstars.”

The segment ended with Cody sidestepping Miz’s attempt at a sneak attack. They will wrestle each other later in the show.

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News AEW Dynamite tops one million viewers for TBS debut

The show featured Page vs. Danielson II, the TBS tournament finals, and more.


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AEW Dynamite's TBS debut averaged 1,010,000 viewers on Wednesday night, up 3.6 percent from the final episode on TNT. It’s just the second time since October 6 that the show has topped one million viewers.

In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite drew a 0.43 rating, up 16.2 percent from last week. That’s the show's best number in the demo since September 29.

This is also the first week that Dynamite aired live on the West Coast since October 6.

Dynamite finished second on the cable charts in 18-49, trailing only an NBA game on ESPN that averaged 1.7 million viewers and drew a 0.53 in 18-49.

The show was up in every age group with the exception of people over 50. In that category, Dynamite was down 2.8 percent from the previous week.

The biggest increase, by far, was in the 18-34 age group, where the week-to-week jump was 79 percent.

The show also increased more with women than with men. In the 18-49 age group, women were up 20 percent and men were up 10 percent. In 12-34, the difference was even more dramatic. Females in that demo doubled last week's number, while males were up 45 percent.

As compared to this week last year, when Dynamite aired head-to-head with NXT New Year's Evil and also against news coverage of the United States Capitol insurrection, Dynamite was up 52.6 percent in overall viewers and up 72 percent in the demo.

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo numbers for Dynamite. The debut show on TBS was up 8.7 percent in viewers and up 22.9 percent in 18-49 from the 10-week averages prior to this week.

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As noted, the controversy surrounding Tony Khan and Big Swole was a hot topic this weekend. It began with an episode of Big Swole’s “Swole World” show that aired on Call-In. During the episode, the former AEW star pointed to a lack of diversity in the top spots of the company as one of the leading factors in her departure in 2021.

Tony Khan responded in a single tweet, pointed to how other people of color have succeeded in AEW, and then said he let Swole’s contract expire because her wrestling wasn’t good enough.

“The top 2 @AEW execs are brown (me & Megha)!! Jade, Bowens, Caster, Dante, Nyla, Isiah & Marq Quen all won on tv this month. The TBS Title Tournament has been very diverse. I let Swole’s contract expire as I felt her wrestling wasn’t good enough. #AEWRampage Street Fight TONIGHT!,” he wrote.

Swole continued to retweet posts throughout the day yesterday, but it wasn’t until this morning that she finally posted a tweet of her own. In it, she implored the wrestling community to listen intently to her podcast because she believes her words are being misunderstood.

“It’s Sunday, take time to actually listen to the podcast instead of reading headlines and excerpts. Understand diversity isn’t just a statistic, counting us/POC isn’t the mindset,” she writes. “Not one time did I ever mention anyone as racist. Comprehension is key.”

One AEW star that quickly reacted to the situation in frustration was Lio Rush, who demanded that Tony Khan apologize for his statement to Big Swole. But since that transpired, it looks as though Rush had a heart-to-heart with Tony Khan and has more optimism toward their process.

“I want this to be clear… I do not consider this to be a diversity issue, and I at no point have thought or said that AEW or Tony is racist,” Lio Rush writes. “We can all clearly see that wrestling as a whole and the AEW roster is perpetually diverse. The issue at hand was a racial insensitivity issue.

“Having spoken to Tony and Megah, we have discussed the endeavors to further understand the struggles of the black community. I am grateful to be able to understand more about Tony and Megah’s own ethnic backgrounds and glad that they are actively seeking input from an African American perspective. I am proud to work for a boss and company that try to make these strides in social equality,” Rush continues. “I look forward to working with Tony to keep making steps towards positive change. I pray that 2022 is a year of positive change in all aspects. Happy New Year and GOD BLESS. #BeTheChange”

Other AEW stars like Powerhouse Hobbs, Jade Cargill, & Shawn Dean also made statements concerning this ordeal. You can see their various statements at this link.

You can see the full tweets below:

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