Since the outbreak of the virus, AEW has been holding shows from Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place, which has been a closed set. However, he thinks the promotion is getting close to being allowed to have fans back in stands for shows.
Jericho started out by talking about the idea behind having wrestlers in the crowd was to keep their shows as exciting and as relevant as possible
“For us to have a crowd ready to come back when we’re ready to have them. I’d love to see that soon,” Jericho said.
He brought up how stand-up comedians are getting ready to do shows in Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas with a one-third capacity to start out. He also has a plan as to how AEW would have fans attend again.
“For us in Jacksonville at Daily’s Place, it’s a 6,000 seat amphitheater. You could put 1,000 people in there and space them out six feet accordingly and have a 1,000 people. I think we’re just waiting on the okay from the governor on that. I say, hell, start with 100 people, start with 200 people, whatever the rule is. I think we’re almost there,” Jericho said, “because if stand-up comedy has it there’s no reason why wrestling can’t have it either.
Jericho noted that they have the right venue with the ideal seating capacity to make it happen so he thinks it’s just a matter of time.
Earlier this month it was revealed by Florida that the state will allow businesses such as movie theaters, bowling alleys, and concert halls to run at 50% capacity with a new Executive Order that was passed.
The former AEW World Heavyweight Champion also talked about AEW dealing with empty arena shows and more. Check out the full interview here.