Chris Jericho addresses ‘Brawl Out’ incident, claims the AEW locker room is now stronger as a result

Originally published at Chris Jericho addresses ‘Brawl Out’ incident, claims the AEW locker room is now stronger as a result

Chris Jericho has said the AEW locker room is “stronger as a result” of the locker room brawl after 2022’s All Out.

Speaking with UK newspaper The Daily Mail, Jericho said relationships among the AEW roster had been unfairly painted as a “dumpster fire” after the incident.

The veteran commented:

We just let people know that everything’s gonna be OK. We are a great locker room with great people and a lot of momentum for our company that’s still very young and things happen sometimes.

There was a lot of uncertainty. We’ve got a lot of young guys and girls on our roster who have never been through stuff like this before, but it’s a part of the business, it happens.

We were really getting painted with an unfair brush by the media in a lot of ways like “it’s a dumpster fire in the locker room” and that wasn’t the case. And I don’t want people to believe what they’re reading and think that it’s real, cos it wasn’t.

The now-infamous altercation, which resulted in the suspension of CM Punk, Kenny Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson, and Ace Steel, occurred after Punk heavily criticized Page and AEW’s executive vice presidents at the All Out 2022 media scrum.

Jericho said that veterans among the roster had shown leadership in the wake of the events.

You’ve got to continue forward and Mox, Danielson and I just really wanted to grab the horse by the reins before it got out of control and just let people know that if you have concerns let’s discuss them, if you have issues let’s discuss them but let’s get through them together and come through stronger on the back end.

I think we really came together well which was great for the locker room and for the fans because the fans too want to know that everything is going to continue moving forward.

And I think we did a really good job of righting the ship and most importantly letting people know that it’s going to be OK. It’s not the end of the world. These things happen and we deal with them and we become stronger as a result, which we have.