Chris Jericho has said that TNT was furious at him for smoking a cigarette on TV and threatened to pull AEW Dynamite if it happened again.
Jericho recalled smoking a cigar after the Inner Circle had attacked Dustin Rhodes, which didn’t go down very well with AEW’s TV carrier.
Speaking with Stephanie Chase, Jericho said:
“For me, there’s a few times I can recall when they say, ‘Don’t do that again’. One of them was when we beat up Dustin Rhodes in the parking lot and as we left, I lit up a cigar. They did not like that. No smoking allowed on the show. They were super angry about it. No smoking allowed!
“I was like, ‘Really, out of all the things, that’s what they are mad at?’. They were very adamant, they didn’t want any smoking on the show and if we did it again, I don’t know if this was used but the way it was told me was, ‘We’ll pull the show if you guys do it again’.
“Alright, I don’t need to be smoking. I just did it because It thought it was an asshole thing to do. Apparently, so did they.”
Chris Jericho will be in action on tonight’s AEW Rampage, as he teams with Jake Hager against the Men of the Year.
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