On the October 21 episode of AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho and MJF performed a song and dance number while having a steak dinner.
The segment was just the latest in a long list of ideas Jericho has been able to push through on AEW television, which has included a Mimosa Mayhem match, Le Champion celebration, a segment with Mike Tyson, and more.
Speaking to David Penzer on Sitting Ringside, Jericho offered up behind the scenes details on Le Dinner Debonaire.
"It was MJF's idea to do a song and dance. Once I got my head around it, I put my thoughts into it. He had just seen 'Rocketman' and wanted to do 'Honky Cat' and make it a fantasy sequence. I thought 'Honky Cat' isn't the right song for this and thought of 'Me and My Shadow.' I inquired with the AEW legal team about the rights and pitched it to Tony Khan. I pitched it as a fantasy as well and he was like, 'No, we don't do fantasy. We'll do it for real.' Kudos to Tony Khan for allowing us to do it because it is outside the box, but's he's outside the box too. He knows it's going to be good if we're involved. I called the Jaguars cheerleading coach and we started getting them involved and we got the rights to the music. MJF came to my house to rehearse. We sang and danced it for real. It was very gorilla filmmaking. We didn't go to a studio to record, we did it right there, we did the dancing, and edited it in. The crazy thing was, about an hour before it was supposed to air, the people that own the song didn't like the version we used. So, we had to scramble to find another version of the same song. We aired at 9:21 and we submitted it, got it downloaded into the truck, at 9:02. It was so close to where Tony was like, 'You guys have to go to the ring and do it.' 'We don't know what to do, it's going to suck.' It's just what happens when you're doing live TV," said Jericho.
When asked how long it took to film the segment, Jericho said, "We got there around 5 and then we had to record the song and do the intro, the outro, then work on the dance. It wasn't one long, live dance routine. We're doing different takes and stuff. We finished around midnight and then it took another seven or eight hours to edit it."
Following the airing of the segment, Jericho took to social media to call it "the greatest moment in wrestling history."
In a different interview, Jericho revealed that MJF also came up with the Las Vegas segment with the Inner Circle. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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