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Backstage news on why AEW didn’t tape matches on recent Chris Jericho cruise

The most recent Chris Jericho cruise set sail on October 21 from Miami and went through October 25 to the Grand Bahama Island then back to the United States.

Some of the AEW roster was on the Rock N Wrestling Rager Triple Whammy Cruise. However, unlike the previous cruise, AEW didn’t send the entire roster on the cruise and taped content for Dynamite. Instead, the majority of the roster stayed in Orlando, Florida to do a live Saturday Night Dynamite on October 23.

Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that there were no tapings that took place on the cruise because it would’ve been too expensive to do it live to prevent spoilers from getting out and when AEW taped matches on the cruise last time, it did an average rating. Thus, there was no reason to do it.

“The rating was average.  I thought you know, with this cool look and everything it will do well, but it did not. It got the same average rating. It is difficult, if you tape ahead the results do get out. Going live, from what I was told, going live is very expensive. I can see why. They didn’t tape anything from there, not even Dark, not anything like that.”

The fourth edition of Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea will set sail from March 14 through March 18, 2022.


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