Report: MJF Had The Idea For The Musical Number In 'Le Dinner Debonair' After Watching 'Rocketman'

Wednesday night’s alright (for singing).

What was originally promised to be a steak dinner between Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Chris Jericho turned into a full song and dance routine to the soundtrack of a parody of the old Rat Pack song, “My Shadow And Me.” The segment, which Chris Jericho called “the greatest moment in the history of wrestling,” was certainly polarizing but garnered a massive reaction on social media.

On the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that the original idea for the musical number came from MJF after he watched the film “Rocketman,” which is an autobiographical film about Elton John. Meltzer says that Maxwell initially wanted to sing an Elton John song with Jericho but Jericho had the idea for this Rat Pack classic instead.

Meltzer also notes that the segment was put together with a one-day rehearsal and a 7-hour shoot that kept all parties up until two in the morning. After the October 21 episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT, Chris Jericho echoed those sentiments, saying that the segment was fully edited for television only 22 minutes before it aired globally.

"If you only knew what we went through to get that up on-air. Basically, we had that ready to go about 22 minutes before it aired and we filmed last night until about 2 AM. You never know what's going to happen on live TV but you buckle up, get the job done, put on a great show, and make sure you guys have fun," Jericho said.

If you want a full breakdown of the lyrics present in the cover song, click here.

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