AEW Might Punish Chris Jericho for a Botch on Dynamite

Published 01/01/2021, 10:34 AM EST


The AEW world paid a heartfelt tribute to Brodie Lee, dedicating the last episode of the year to him and his career. While a lot of Superstars did do their part, there is a chance that Chris Jericho may fall in trouble for a minor mistake that can go a long way. 

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‘Le Champion’ was on commentary for the entire episode and actively participated in the discussion that went on during the matches. However, he slipped when former WWE Superstar Erick Redbeard made an appearance on the show to pay tribute to Brodie Lee. 

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The shocking appearance made Chris Jericho call the Superstar by his WWE name- Erick Rowan. In the heat of the moment, Jericho probably realized his error and was quickly cut into by Excalibur who repeatedly referred to the star as Erick Redbeard. 

Jericho may have got caught up in the pace of the events but he may be punished for this minor brain fog. Since WWE owns the right to the name ‘Erick Rowan’, using it outside would be illegal and WWE can raise a case against it. According to Wrestling Hub, Jericho may get punished by AEW for this botch.

WWE probably won’t take big action against Chris Jericho

Considering WWE and AEW are rivals, and AEW has been recruiting former WWE Superstars, we shouldn’t be surprised if Vince McMahon goes ahead with the legalities. 

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However, in his report, Dave Meltzer noted that he doesn’t think WWE would go in for the kill. He does, however, admit that AEW should not have used the name ‘Erick Rowan’ on their show. 

As of now, there has been no word on the consequences Jericho will face or has already faced. There was surely some word backstage but WWE does not seem motivated to take legal action. 

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The two promotions had a rare truce to mourn the loss of Brodie Lee. His memory was honored on Monday Night Raw before the main farewell by AEW on Dynamite. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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