On Wednesday, Chris Jericho responded to CM Punk’s tweet by writing “Sports Entertainment.”
Sports Entertainment. https://t.co/ceS69lMEUf
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) March 24, 2022
After defeating FTR in the opening contest of this week’s Dynamite, Punk tweeted, “Pro wrestling.”
— player/coach (@CMPunk) March 24, 2022
Last week, Jericho showed off his “Sports Entertainer” a new gimmick. He also explained why Jake Hager and Daniel Garcia joined his Jericho Appreciation society stable. Jericho said:
We appreciate each other, we realized we can’t relate to the rest of the AEW roster. We aren’t like them, because they’re nothing more than pro wrestlers. A pro wrestler has never been legendary, a pro wrestler has never been a millionaire; and as a legendary millionaire many times over, the only reason I was able to do it is because I’m not a pro wrestler. I am a sports entertainer.
CM Punk made it clear that he was back in pro wrestling after leaving ROH 2005. Punk said:
I look at it like this; August 13th, 2005, I left professional wrestling, August 20th, 2021 I’m back.
Jericho promised to “Future Endeavor” Santana Ortiz, Eddie Kingston, and Ortiz on this week’s Dynamite. The line referenced WWE wishing its former talents “all the best in their future endeavors” through statements and press releases.