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Chris Jericho, Fozzy & Corey Taylor ‘pull out’ of Fyter Fest

Oh boy, Kenny Omega. You’ve really done it this time.

Part of the gag behind All Elite Wrestling’s next show, Sat., June 29’s Fyter Fest at the CEO Fighting Game Championships in Daytona, Florida, is that Kenny Omega isn’t a good promoter.

The Being The Elite storyline which gives the event its name saw Omega become inspired when he saw a commercial for Fyre Fest, a swanky music festival in the Bahamas that turned out to be a giant con. The Young Bucks try to get Kenny to watch one of the documentaries on how the event turned out, but he ignores them and blows AEW’s budget on glossy commercials with bikini models.

That backstory is relevant, because once news hit that Fyter Fest will stream for free on B/R Live, Jericho - who still wants a thank you from the company for Double or Nothing’s success - announced he wouldn’t be appearing:

Of course, Jericho was never scheduled to appear. But that makes the Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Roll look like an even bigger heel. And the BTE team certainly wouldn’t let that get in the way of a good bit.

The bit is made even better when Jericho’s band, and his friend Corey Taylor of Slipknot fame pulled out of the event in solidarity, Omega & Matt Jackson of The Bucks act like they’re scrambling to fix things, and Y2J fans the flames:

It’ll be interesting to see if this storyline transfers over to the show itself, or if it’s just a bonus for the online crowd. Also curious how/if this kind of tomfoolery carries over to the “wins and losses matter” AEW Tony Khan talks about.

But for now, grab a sandwich and watch Jericho make Omega squirm.

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