With news that AEW will be broadcasting their upcoming Fyter Fest event for free via Bleacher Report Live breaking Tuesday, one of AEW’s top stars has decided to pull themselves from involvement with the event.
Chris Jericho would take to Twitter on Tuesday to express his protest to the event being shown for free, stating that he would be pulling out of the event as he refused to be associated with the shameless pandering that Kenny Omega, Cody and the Young Bucks were taking part in with this decision.
Jericho wasn’t advertised for a match on the card prior to this announcement and it would appear that Jericho is just doing his part to build on his character while also promoting the event and the fact that it’s free.
Y2J has consistently evolved over the years and has adapted to whatever situation or character is necessary to get a reaction from the audience. His usage on social media here is the perfect example of what makes him so great as an entertainer and wrestler as he simply gets what he needs to do in order to get something over while pushing a narrative forward.
As it stands, Fyter Fest is set to take place on June 29 at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The card currently features Cima vs. Christopher Daniels, Adam Page vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJF, Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela, Omega & The Young Bucks (The Elite) vs. The Lucha Bros and a mystery partner, Cody vs. Darby Allin and Michael Nakazawa vs. Alex Jebailey.
It’s a solid card and Jericho could still appear, either randomly on the card attacking Adam Page or as the mysterious partner of Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix. There’s no guarantee this isn’t a way to just create a stir if he does show up but there’s also no telling if Jericho really is just promoting the event.