WATCH: Chris Jericho Makes His Entrance to a Grand Reception at New Year’s Smash Night 1

Published 01/07/2021, 1:27 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)


Entrances are a vital part of professional wrestling. An impressive/memorable entrance stays fresh in a fan’s mind for years to come, and ‘Le Champion’ Chris Jericho has been an integral part of many such entrances. From the iconic jacket-lit entrance to walking out to Judas – Jericho’s entrances have always been a thing of beauty.

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Chris Jericho makes a memorable entrance at New Year’s Smash

AEW kicked off their 2021 with New Year’s Smash Night 1 this week, and it was an extremely exciting night. ‘Le Champion’ commentated the entire show, Snoop Dogg hit a frog splash, and The Good Brothers made their AEW debuts jumping Jon Moxley.

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Chris Jericho was on commentary for the show, but it didn’t stop him from making yet another memorable entrance on Dynamite. The ‘Demo God’ came out to the commentary table a few minutes before Dynamite went on air. On-air or off-air, there is a huge ovation every time Jericho’s music hits.

Jericho walked down to the stage and just stopped as he took all of it in. Fans went crazy as Jericho walked in and came together in unison to sing ‘Judas.’

His music was still on while fans continued singing Judas as loudly as they could. Meanwhile, Jericho settled himself at the commentary booth. The ‘Demo God’ said he had a lot to say tonight as he prepped up for the show to go on air.

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This isn’t the first time ‘Y2J’ has received such a grand reception from the crowd. ‘Judas‘ has stuck with everyone, and why wouldn’t it? The lyrics take it to another level, and they go perfectly with Jericho’s persona today!

Honestly, having Jericho on commentary has been a revelatory experience for the fans. This is not the first time he’s been on commentary and surely wasn’t the last time. Chris Jericho knows what to say, when to say, and how to say. His commentary skills are so impressive that he could legitimately settle himself in that role once he retires from in-ring competition.

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Either way, Jericho is still a top draw that can do almost anything there is to be done in pro wrestling. What are your thoughts? Is there anyone with a better entrance and crowd support than ‘Le Champion?’ Let us know in the comments!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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