Chris Jericho Responds To Hostile Fan Reaction At AEW Dynasty

Chris Jericho entrance at AEW Dynasty

It’s been an interesting week for Chris Jericho.

At AEW Dynasty, Chris Jericho found himself on the end of a series of less-than-flattering chants from the St. Louis crowd. During the veteran’s match with HOOK, chants of “Go home Jericho” and “Please retire” rained down from the stands, while he was booed heavily throughout.

Despite the hostile environment, Jericho picked up the win, winning the FTW Title in the process.

In a post on Instagram, Jericho addressed the Dynasty crowd by choosing to focus on those who supported him.

Thanks to all of you who believed in me and cheered me on tonight in #StLouis and at home, as I WON the #FTWTitle from @730hook at #AEWDynasty tonight! Your love and encouragement took me to new heights and helped me to beat #Hook, who was at his best tonight!!

#TheLearningTree promises to give Hook and all of the @aew talent who are in the #JerichoVortex only the best lessons…both in the ring and in life. See you on #AEWDynamite this Wednesday…new champ is out!

Chris Jericho Denies Holding Young Talent Down

The victory over HOOK will do little to quieten criticism from some fans who claim Jericho has failed to elevate several young AEW stars.

Speaking back in March, Chris Jericho hit back at those suggestions, commenting that helping young talent has been his “mission” since joining AEW. He went on to say that the likes of Orange Cassidy, Daniel Garcia, and Konosuke Takeshita all benefited from working with him.

It was recently reported that Hook is looking to explore his options when his AEW contract expires. The second-generation star’s deal is expected to expire later in 2024, and WWE is said to hold an interest in securing his signature.