Chris Jericho Responds To Criticism That AEW Is 'Having An Identity Crisis'

Chris Jericho responds to criticism.

MJF tweeted on November 29, "Let's restore the feeling" after weeks of criticism from fans that AEW was relying too much on sports entertainment. The criticism has subsided in the wake of the AEW Continental Classic tournament, but fans who didn't enjoy AEW's direction coming out of AEW Full Gear were vocal with their thoughts.

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Appearing on WFAA, Chris Jericho was asked about fan criticism of AEW "having an identity crisis."

"People's opinions are opinions, especially on social media, when everybody is going to say what they think, with no consequences, and mostly negativity. I think our shows have been great, the matches have been great, and we've done a great job of balancing the storylines along with these amazing matches. The most important thing we've been doing is building stars. I'm sure people on the Dallas Cowboys or people making movies or if you're in a band. It's like being a KISS fan, KISS fans hate everything, but they still buy everything. I find a lot of wrestling fans are like that too. They hate everything. If you listen to public opinion online, I should be shot and killed and never show my face on wrestling again because I'm the worst possible thing that could ever happen to the business, me still being in existence. Either you believe that or you don't, and I don't. I don't think the majority of people do either, but people are still going to say that. It's your opinion. I never worry about people that don't like what we do because you can't convince them, they just don't like it, and that's fine. It's your opinion. I worry about the people that do like our show and worry about making new fans of our show, that's the most important thing," he said.

Jericho is set to appear on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, speaking alongside his Golden Jets partner Kenny Omega.

Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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