Recently WWE dropped a big announcement that shocked a lot of people when it was revealed that current AEW star Chris Jericho will be appearing on the next episode of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions on Sunday, April 11.
The fact that an AEW star will be appearing on WWE programming has created a lot of buzz, and everyone has been talking about Jericho’s appearance, including his former rival CM Punk.
During a recent interview with TMZ CM Punk talked about the upcoming episode of Broken Skull Sessions, and he noted that he sees Jericho’s appearance as a sign that Vince McMahon isn’t afraid of AEW.
“Honestly, my knee-jerk reaction, opinion on it is, I think that shows that Vince McMahon isn’t afraid of AEW at all, ’cause if he was, he wouldn’t allow it to happen. Anytime anybody is talking about you, it’s good. There will be people that don’t know AEW exists who will watch it and say, ‘Oh, wow, cool. I didn’t know that. I just thought Jericho was retired.’ But there is also something to be said about keeping your guys special and the ‘only place you can see this superstar is my television show.’ But, you know, it’s a new age, and I think both companies need the eyeballs they can get at the moment. So, you know, kudos to everybody involved.”
As noted Steve Austin was the one who pitched the idea directly to Vince McMahon, and you can get more on how that went down here.