Jericho wins Media Man 'Wrestling Legends Of The Month'
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Jericho says he lost weight because of his health
issue in England - April 11, 2022
Jericho appeared on Busted Open Radio today to talk
about the reinvention of his character and what hes
currently doing in AEW.
was asked how he has gotten into better shape so over
the last few months:
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.
was asked what he thought about Cody Rhodes leaving
AEW for WWE:
was honestly disappointed that he left. But I get
it. Ive 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 didnt
think he was getting the, I dont know if its
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 hes 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 its
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. Hes a very smart guy.
Hes a great performer. But Cody is also not
just a student of the business. Hes 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.
Were going to miss him in AEW. But quite frankly,
it was a shock when he left, and a week later, you
know, its almost like he never even existed.
Thats just the way wrestling goes. We got to
move on with our show, and continue to do great stories
and have great matches, and hes got to continue
to do his thing. So congratulations to him. God bless
him. Im sure hell do great there.
Miz corrects Cody Rhodes: WWE Title is not a belt,
Superstars are not wrestlers
Miz kicked off WWE Monday night Raw with Cody Rhodes
as his guest.
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 its a
title and not a belt because
a belt holds your pants up.
said he knows where Cody has been for 6 years and
he wont allow Cody to embarrass him. Miz also
said that hes heard that Seth Rollins wants
a rematch. Miz also told Miz that wrestlers
are referred to as Superstars.
segment ended with Cody sidestepping Mizs 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
show featured Page vs. Danielson II, the TBS tournament
finals, and more.
BY PAUL FONTAINE
Dynamite's TBS debut averaged 1,010,000 viewers on
Wednesday night, up 3.6 percent from the final episode
on TNT. Its just the second time since October
6 that the show has topped one million viewers.
the 18-49 demo, Dynamite drew a 0.43 rating, up 16.2
percent from last week. Thats the show's best
number in the demo since September 29.
is also the first week that Dynamite aired live on
the West Coast since October 6.
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.
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.
biggest increase, by far, was in the 18-34 age group,
where the week-to-week jump was 79 percent.
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.
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.
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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noted, the controversy surrounding Tony Khan and Big
Swole was a hot topic this weekend. It began with
an episode of Big Swoles 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.
Khan responded in a single tweet, pointed to how other
people of color have succeeded in AEW, and then said
he let Swoles contract expire because her wrestling
wasnt good enough.
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 Swoles contract
expire as I felt her wrestling wasnt good enough.
#AEWRampage Street Fight TONIGHT!, he
continued to retweet posts throughout the day yesterday,
but it wasnt 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.
Sunday, take time to actually listen to the podcast
instead of reading headlines and excerpts. Understand
diversity isnt just a statistic, counting us/POC
isnt the mindset, she writes. Not
one time did I ever mention anyone as racist. Comprehension
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
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.
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 Megahs 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.
AEW stars like Powerhouse Hobbs, Jade Cargill, &
Shawn Dean also made statements concerning this ordeal.
You can see their various statements at
can see the full tweets below:
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