It goes down as one off, if not the most, surreal wrestling news story which many would have considered fake.
Chris Jericho will appear as a guest on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network, despite being signed by AEW.
It also now seems like AEW Owner Tony Khan has taken somewhat of a “hand’s off” approach over the show.
Speaking to DAZN, TK has commented that he didn’t demand a final cut before the interview airs, as he didn’t want it to turn in to a “legal pissing match”.
I didn’t demand a final cut. Going into it, that’s one of those things I could have done. I could have said that’s fine, and you guys can do this, and I want the final cut or something like that. I think this is one of the reasons why people like dealing with me. I’m not going to make things overly difficult if they don’t need to be.
I think Steve and Chris had a great interview, and I didn’t want to turn it into a legal pissing match between the two companies where I’m demanding a final cut if they have Chris on their show. I trust Steve. I trust Chris. I don’t know if I trust these guys (WWE), but I don’t think they’re going to just totally hack up Steve’s show either. In this situation, I did trust everybody involved, and I didn’t think it would be conducive. We’re all so busy. We all have a lot going on.
Khan has also discussed the return of Mike Tyson, which takes place tonight on Dynamite.
Tyson previously appeared at Double Or Nothing last year as well as the following Dynamite, and seemed destined for a match with Jericho.
Whilst not disclosing whether this is an angle Tyson would be stepping back in to, TK did discuss how regularly he has been in touch with Tyson.
Mike and I are good friends. Mike and I stayed in touch over the past year. He was at Double or Nothing and then Dynamite last May. I was really excited about Mike’s fight with Roy Jones (in November). I talked to him as he was training, and I talked to him right after the fight, too. He called me right after he got home. He was really excited about coming back to AEW. I told him you got to rest your body, and when you’re ready, we’d love to have you back, and we’ll try to find a date that works for everybody. So we were staying in touch, and this is a date that worked out for everybody.
Tyson’s return to AEW Dynamite goes up against the first night of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in what is (most likely – don’t rule anything out!) going to be the most hectic wrestling week of the year.