During a recent appearance on the “Swerve City Podcast,” AEW wrestler Chris Jericho commented on almost using a remixed version of his “Judas” theme song in AEW for his heel turn with the Jericho Appreciation Society. AEW President Tony Khan wound up nixing the idea.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On nearly using a remix for “Judas” when he turned heel: “When I turned heel and we did the Jericho Appreciation Society, Rich Ward actually came up with a remix for Judas. It’s a little less sing-along and it was different. Tony didn’t want to do it. He wanted to keep the original song. A lot of people go, ‘You’re such a heel, why do you have a song that everyone sings to.’ He had a great point. If we kill the song, you get one week of heat, then what do you do with your music? You just have ring music. We have something that organically was created by our audience when they started singing Judas. Do you cut your nose off to spite your face and take away one of the trademarks of our show just because I’m a bad guy? Does it really matter either way?”
On why they decided to keep the regular version: “You’re killing a great moment just because you don’t want people cheering. The whole concept of what wrestling is, is to get people cheering and get people involved. Once the match starts, I’ll get the heat. That song is so much a hallmark of Dynamite and AEW, to not play it just because I turned heel would be a disservice to something we created that is special. He had a great point. As soon as he pointed it out, I was like, ‘You’re totally right.’ People just like to be involved and sing along.”
(h/t – Fightful)