As noted on Tuesday, Chris Jericho made a storyline tweet that said he was pulling out of the upcoming AEW Fyter Fest event due to the decision to air the event for free on B/R Live. It should be noted that Jericho was never announced for the event. He wrote, “In protest of @KennyOmegamanX, @CodyRhodes, @NickJacksonYB & @MattJackson13’s foolish decision to give the #FyterFest live stream away to @AEWrestling fans for free, I am pulling out of the event. I refuse to be associated w such shameless pandering.”
The storyline continued on Twitter as Jericho’s band Fozzy announced that they were no longer playing the Fyter Fest festival, due to “the incompetence of the stupid promoters.”
Fozzy tweeted, “Regrettably & after much careful and difficult consideration, we want to let you know that #Fozzy won’t be performing at #Fyterfest. Due to the incompetence of the stupid promoters, we’re not confident that we would have what we need to give you fans a quality performance.”
This led to rocker Corey Taylor getting involved and announcing that he was pulling out of the festival, standing in solidarity with Jericho.
Taylor wrote, “Was hoping it wouldn’t come to this but I’ve decided to pull out of #FyterFest because of unsafe conditions and a lack of real consideration for the talent or the fans. Standing in solidarity with @IAmJericho and I hope that this will be a reminder that we MUST be strong.”
AEW Executive Vice President Kenny Omega responded to Taylor and wrote, “Please check DM’s, I’m positive we can make this work!!! By the way, love the new masks and album…. call me?!”
Jericho then called Omega “Effen pathetic” in a response.
You can see the related tweets along with Jericho’s comments from Tuesday below:
— The Young Bucks® (@MattJackson13) June 11, 2019
Please check DM’s, I’m positive we can make this work!!! By the way, love the new masks and album…. call me?!😰💦 https://t.co/0HwvMmcOA3
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) June 11, 2019
Effen pathetic….. https://t.co/dF1mZ2xlbY
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 12, 2019
In protest of @KennyOmegamanX, @CodyRhodes, @NickJacksonYB & @MattJackson13’s foolish decision to give the #FyterFest live stream away to @AEWrestling fans for free, I am pulling out of the event. I refuse to be associated w such shameless pandering.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 11, 2019
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