Chris Jericho of AEW and “Talk Is Jericho”
Episode 167 of the Sports Media Podcast features Chris Jericho, who currently works as a professional wrestler for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), hosts the popular podcast “Talk Is Jericho,” and is the lead singer of the band, Fozzy. The next wrestling PPV he will perform in comes at “AEW Full Gear” on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this podcast, Jericho discusses the concept of professional reinvention and his ability to change his character over multiple decades for multiple companies; what he’s learned about reinvention that can be used by everyone; his approach to doing media; whether the media companies he has worked for dictate the press outlets he speaks with; how much he reads the people and publications who cover the business of professional wrestling daily; the importance of television viewership in professional wrestling and the 18-to-49 demo that advertisers want when they buy television time; if he follows how WWE does in viewership on Monday and Friday nights; why AEW has worked; the cool factor of the company; Chris’s role in bringing wrestlers such as Jon Moxley into the company; the success of Talk Is Jericho as a podcast; interviewing a variety of subjects from star musicians to paranormal experts to wrestling colleagues; facing criticism for some of his guest choices; the art of wrestling promos and how he prepares and approaches them; navigating the line of realism in promos and why sometimes that’s not a smart play; the prospect 0f Chris transitioning to broadcasting following his in-ring career and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and more.
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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.