Chris Jericho Discusses Doing Commentary For AEW Dynamite, Chemistry With Tony Schiavone

Chris Jericho hasn't been wrestling on AEW Dynamite, but he's remained one of the stars of the show thanks to his commentary work alongside Tony Schiavone.

With AEW filming multiple episodes of television during the coronavirus pandemic, Jericho stepped in to do commentary since Jim Ross couldn't travel. Speaking to Scott Fishman on TV Insider, Jericho discussed how the gig came together and his chemistry with Schiavone.

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"I knew we would have to start filming a bunch of shows all at once because of the way things were [with the pandemic]. We had to do four to six weeks of TV. When I heard that, I knew I had to be involved for the show’s sake and my sake. I didn’t want to miss four to six weeks. I thought rather than inserting myself into some sort of angle, why don’t I just do commentary? The plan for that first week was to have me do commentary anyway, because Jim Ross couldn’t make it for travel reasons. Then I thought, let me do commentary the whole time. That’s what happened. I was excited about it, because I’ve done a few matches here and there, but to do a whole show is a different animal."

He continued, "So, I’m basically relying on the expertise of Tony Schiavone to carry me through it. Then I realized we had great chemistry, which is no surprise: we always had great chemistry if you look at the work we did in the late '90s in WCW. I feel like since the legendary Jim Ross is not available, I’ll step in to do the best I can to provide commentary and some energy. When you’re working in front of just a few people there, the more energy you can have the better. If there ever was some dead spot, I thought I could make some noise since I’m this semi-obnoxious heel anyway. It has been a lot of fun. I hope in the future I can do some more."

Along with sitting at the commentary table, Jericho has been doing Bubbly Bunch videos with his partners in the Inner Circle. You can read Jericho's comments about potentially adding another Inner Circle member by clicking here.

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