Chris Jericho‘s been pretty busy lately with his podcast, his band, antagonizing his All Elite Wrestling coworkers on social media and AEW’s web series, challenging for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and getting ready for his match with Kenny Omega by developing a new finishing move. Last night, he also took the time to tweet during WWE’s Money in the Bank PPV.
After the main event ended with Brock Lesnar being revealed as the surprise final entrant of the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match and then winning the whole thing, Jericho tweeted sarcastically about what this creative decision means for WWE’s future, saying “Awesome to see @BrockLesnar win the #MoneyInTheBank match… even though he wasn’t officially entered! Brock is the future of the biz and this perfect example of genius booking shows why @WWE will remain on top FOREVER! #GoBrockGo.”
This isn’t the first time Jericho has criticized Lesnar, who he said, “needs to pull up his pants and lose the gut” and told, “the dream is over dude. I don’t play by the script…” in a since-deleted tweet from January. This latest tweet also a little inadvertently funny in the context of AEW currently dealing with a last-minute match change before their first show and Jericho’s time in NJPW including some of the company’s screwiest booking in recent memory.
Those things aside, Jericho’s comment echoes the sentiments expressed by many wrestling watchers last night and is a reminder that a lot of WWE fans seem at least willing to try out a different, easily-accessible wrestling TV show right now. It’s also a reminder that Jericho might not get that “ban” from WWE lifted for a while.