Chris Jericho Explains Calling Out Lamar Jackson
Ring Of Honor (ROH) World Champion Chris Jericho put everyone on notice during a November 2, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite in Baltimore, when he declared he was ready to take on any former ROH Champions and told the crowd he would also “whoop Lamar Jackson’s ass.”
The former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson was sitting in the front row at the time of Chris Jericho’s rant and the comment got a giggle out of Lamar, who admitted at the time he had not heard what Jericho said until he was told. During an interview with Sedano & Kap on ESPN Los Angeles, Jericho discussed the AEW moment with Jackson.
“The thing about Lamar Jackson that was great is, I know football, but I don’t live in Baltimore so I’m not very familiar with the Ravens. Lamar was there earlier and asked to take a picture with me, he’s a big fan of wrestling and Chris Jericho.
When I saw him in the crowd, I was like, ‘Oh, this is great, we’re friends now, we took a picture together. I can say this and he’ll get a little laugh, but no one else knows that we just spent 10 minutes prior (hanging out).’ They don’t think Jericho is going to call out Lamar Jackson. What it does is, it gets tons of mainstream publicity for AEW, tons of mainstream publicity for Lamar Jackson, everybody wins.”