AEW Superstar Chris Jericho Fires Back At Fans Bodyshaming Him on Twitter

Published 12/25/2020, 7:00 AM EST
OSAKA, JAPAN – JUNE 09: Chris Jericho looks on during the Dominion 6.9 In Osaka-Jo Hall of NJPW on June 09, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)


The ‘Holiday Bash’ edition of AEW Dynamite aired after the NBA game of Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks on TNT. Following the show, Chris Jericho trended on Twitter for all the wrong reasons!

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Some old wrestling fans stayed back after the game to watch Dynamite. The first match in the show was Inner Circle vs Top Flight. Putting aside the match, many were shocked to see Jericho, the leader of the Inner Circle, in a ‘shabby’ physique. Soon, they started tweeting, and it became a huge thing.

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After all these years in the business, Jericho has developed a thick skin for haters and trolls on the internet. However, this time, the ‘Le Champion’ fired back.

Chris Jericho trolls the haters on Twitter

A fan showed support for Jericho as he wrote, “People are body shaming one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. The dude is 50+ and probably in better shape than half the trolls on here.” 

Jericho retweeted that and followed it up with his response, similar to what the fan wrote –

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Apart from his fans, Jericho found an unlikely ally in fellow AEW member, Abandon. She posted –

Despite the Twitter drama, Jericho is thriving in AEW. He and the Inner Circle picked up the first victory of Holiday Bash as they defeated Top Flight. Wrestling Observer Radio noted that Jericho turned down many ideas from Top Flight and conducted the match in his way.

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Chris Jericho is an icon in the sports entertainment industry, and he is still going strong at 50. What do you think about the comments on Jericho’s physique? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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