Chris Jericho was recently asked about the incident at All Out and how the locker has responded over the past few weeks.
Jericho spoke with GQ about his diet and recent body transformation that saw him lose over thirty pounds after a health scare late last year, which Jericho described on a recent Talk is Jericho episode where he had a pulmonary embolism.
At the end of the chat, Jericho was asked about the incident at All Out that escalated into a backstage fight involving CM Punk, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Ace Steele with all five off television indefinitely with Punk also sustaining a torn triceps that same night during his match with Jon Moxley.
Without getting into specifics, it happens all the time. That’s one of the things about being around as long as I have: You just recalibrate and you focus on the positives and realize we got a great locker room, a great group of guys and girls. I think we re-established that [on TV the last few weeks]. We know that this is a pretty special place, and we’re gonna go out there and we’re gonna kill it. That’s what we did. It’s a reset and that’s exciting for everybody involved, including me. We’re just gonna keep building upon it. That’s what you do. That’s how you have longevity.
I bet you the Edmonton Oilers were terrified when Wayne Gretzky left, and they won a Stanley Cup that year. That’s just how it goes when somebody leaves—somebody else steps up. That’s the best thing about wrestling, or pro sports, or even SNL. Adam Sandler leaves and suddenly Jason Sudeikis is the big name or whatever. So absolutely we’re not gonna miss a beat. We’re gonna go on and become bigger and better and stronger than ever.
Jericho was one of the names who was reportedly not scheduled to be at the following week’s edition of Dynamite in Buffalo but was added to the show in the absence of the other talent that was taken off television.
Jericho won the ROH championship this past Wednesday from Claudio Castagnoli at Arthur Ashe Stadium.