As you will likely have seen by now, AEW Chris Jericho will be the next guest on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, which will air on both Peacock Premium and the WWE Network this Sunday (April 11).
Unsurprisingly many people were shocked to see an AEW star appearing on a WWE show, but Austin has assured fans that Vince McMahon was fine with the former WWE star appearing, despite his ties to AEW.
AEW President Tony Khan has revealed why he greenlit Jericho’s appearance during an appearance on Busted Open Radio.
“Basically what happened was I had never even considered this was going to be a possibility. When I heard from Chris [Harrington] that this was something they wanted to do. I had to think about it for a minute. He and Steve had apparently talked, and Steve asked Chris if he had interest in this program, or I guess they had a conversation and it came up, but when Chris brought it up to me, at first I was taken aback because Chris doing something on Peacock on WWE’s channel is obviously going to give me pause.
“But when he said it was Steve hosting the show, I didn’t have to think very hard about it. Busted Open is an independent show. I really like being on with you guys. I really trust you and these times we have together, and and I really feel that way about Steve. Even though Steve works for WWE and even though that’s another wrestling company that we compete with, I trust Steve immensely, and obviously, I trust Chris. Just like I would trust Chris to do a great job on Busted Open, I trust him to a great job with Steve, and I trust Steve as a great interviewer.”
Khan revealed that he hasn’t watched the show yet, but he’s sure it will be entertaining.
“They’re both friends of mine, and I feel like it’s probably going to be a very good show. I haven’t watched it yet, but Chris told me I’m really going to like it, and it’s a great chance for us to go out and promote AEW to a different set of fans. I was all for it, and definitely Steve being the host had a lot to do with that.”