Chris Jericho Teases Retiring ‘Judas’ Theme

5 months ago by Amanda DeChene

@_AmandaSavage
Chris Jericho Teases Retiring ‘Judas’ Theme

It is one of the most recognizable entrance themes in the history of professional wrestling but today, Chris Jericho has teased that it may be the end of the road for ‘Judas’ his mega-popular theme.

On the most recent episode of Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho spoke about whether or not he would retire his iconic entrance theme, especially now that he has turned mega-heel in turning against Santana and Ortiz on last week’s AEW Dynamite (March 9) saying:

“Well I mean, it’s something that I always think about. But it’s also something that, are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? We have something very special in AEW that happened very organically and I think it kind of transcends heel or babyface. I think it’s one of the very special moments that’s synonymous with AEW that nobody else has in any wrestling company. Nowhere is a song that everybody sings the moment that we come out, I come out. The difference is, even if they did sing other people’s songs, is this is my song. It’s my song.

So I have thought about retiring it a few times. I might retire it. I might retire it tonight. But I also think that the show business aspect of it and the spectacle of it far outweighs whether I’m a heel or a babyface because the point of pro wrestling is to get people involved and to have them hooked and get them into the show. This is a great example of that, that we didn’t have to shove down anybody’s throat, it just happened. I think that’s something special. To take that away just because I’m a bad guy might get some heat for a week or two, but I think keeping it on and maybe spinning it a little bit differently, I’ll figure that out, I always do, I think it’s more important to have that. Like I said, the spectacle of it, I think, is something that’s just very, very special that you can’t see anywhere else.”

Announced for tonight’s (March 16) episode of AEW Dynamite is a coronation celebration for Chris’ recently established Jericho Appreciation Society. Jericho has teased the tone of the group by making an emphasis on including the phrase “sports entertainer” into the lexicon in AEW and ending their segment with a very interesting hand gesture.

Also scheduled for tonight’s St. Patrick’s Day Slam edition of AEW Dynamite, the debut of the Hardy Boyz in AEW and Dr. Britt Baker defending her AEW Women’s Championship against Thunder Rosa.

Transcription via Fightful

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