September 26, 2022

AEW Star Chris Jericho Reveals What’s Cooking on His ‘Quick Foodies’ Episode

Who higher to resolve “Le Chompion” on Quick Foodies than “Le Champion” Chris Jericho? The AEW star seems as a Season 2 visitor choose on Thursday’s episode of the truTV sequence.

He be a part of cooks Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford, and Justin Sutherland in a singular matchup. The professional wrestling legend and Fozzy rocker duties them to first re-create a favourite fast-food dish after which create a complete new dish out of the identical elements.

We sat down with Jericho for a scrumptious chat about his expertise and all issues meals.

Inform me about your chosen dish.

Chris Jericho: I wished to convey one thing totally different than pizza or a burger. So I selected to convey Cracker Barrel’s Momma’s Pancake Breakfast—one thing I used to be into for some time once we have been working in Jacksonville each week. I might go there earlier than the AEW exhibits. You could have the pancakes together with the fried apples, turkey sausage, eggs. They did their magic and artistry with that. It was actually attention-grabbing to see their interpretations of it and remix of it, which was extra of a gourmand model of meal.

Will you ever take a look at these pancakes the identical?

I believe the idea of it was actually cool. I’m an enormous fan of the cooks themselves. Once I did Dancing With the Stars, I wished to study extra in regards to the artistry of dancing. Identical factor with Quick Foodies. I discovered about what it takes to be a top-notch chef. I believe any time you create one thing out of nothing, it’s just like a musician, painter, or professional wrestler. You might be an artist.

Chris Jericho


I heard there have been some large cardboard heads and pancake tossing concerned. What are you able to inform us about that?

Once they do the preliminary take a look at, you select the winner of the three. The opposite two then need to do the penance. I needed to throw pancakes at their big Foodie faces. As soon as they caught the pancake with their [cardboard] mouth, they might begin the subsequent take a look at [of creating their own dish out of the pancake ingredients]. I simply watched the episode again. They did such a superb job making it humorous. And naturally, it’s with Jericho, so it’s going to be entertaining.

You’re all the time on the highway, whether or not it’s wrestling with AEW or touring with Fozzy. How difficult is it to keep up wholesome consuming?

When you’re going to eat healthily, you don’t go to a fast-food place. Easy as that. If you’re going to go to Cracker Barrel or McDonald’s, don’t rely energy and the way a lot fats and luxuriate in it. Simply don’t go there each day. That’s the key to any form of weight loss plan—it’s a balancing act. With AEW or with Fozzy, these are extremely intense exhibits we do. You may’t eat a variety of quick meals. With Fozzy, we abolished backstage pizza years in the past. There’s solely a lot pizza you’ll be able to have, particularly if you end up on stage for 90 minutes. You want one thing extra sustainable. It’s one thing you study rather a lot about as a professional athlete and as somebody with a few bodily jobs.

The place does the catering in AEW rank?

It’s 1,000,000 instances higher than WWE, and I’ll let you know why. WWE’s catering has an incredible dessert contingent. I don’t eat a variety of desserts until it’s proper in entrance of your face and free. How do you flip that down? It does throw somewhat monkey wrench. “I’ll simply have one cookie. I’ll have one piece of cherry pie.” Then you definately exit on nationwide TV in three hours with no shirt on. I discover AEW catering is extra fundamental, which makes it rather a lot simpler to eat clear. I don’t know if it’s by design or not. I’m not complaining about it.

It’s your final meal on Earth. What do you need to be served?

I suppose it is dependent upon what you might be craving on the time. I actually get pleasure from cherry pie. I get pleasure from a superb steak. I get pleasure from pizza. I get pleasure from ribs and hen. I most likely would have a buffet of all of that together with a bottle of Gray Goose vodka. I might eat as a lot as I probably may. Drink as a lot as I may inside my allotted time earlier than it’s accomplished.

Who within the music or wrestling enterprise would you classify as a superb prepare dinner?

Vinnie Paul from Pantera and Hellyeah was an ideal prepare dinner. He would all the time prepare dinner up breakfast at his home at 6am after you had been up all evening ingesting. We did a summer time tour with Hellyeah, and Vinnie would all the time prepare dinner up hen and barbecue exterior his bus. He was a Texas boy. When you have been hungry, it was all the time, “What’s Vinnie doing?” He would have an enormous unfold able to go. He was the most effective prepare dinner in all my years of wrestling or rock ’n’ roll.

Chris Jericho


While you’re house with your loved ones, do you’ve gotten a go-to dinner?

My spouse is a very good prepare dinner. Her turkey burgers are nice. She makes nice spaghetti. My son makes nice mahi proper now. I’m extra of a barbecue man—I’ll barbecue the turkey burgers up. We used to barbecue steak fairly a bit, however I lower steaks out. I believe one of many worst issues to occur to cooking is Uber Eats—it’s very straightforward when you’ve gotten three youngsters in the home. We nonetheless eat collectively, however so far as cooking, typically it’s not as a lot.

You’re on Quick Foodies. Cody Rhodes is on Go-Massive Present. How does it really feel to see so many AEW personalities throughout TV.

I believe any time you get one among us in entrance of the digicam, we’re going to ship. It’s what we do. We’re excellent at it. You may put Chris Jericho on a cooking present or Impractical Jokers or internet hosting a present about preventing robots, which I’ve accomplished previously. You simply adapt to the scenario and make it entertaining. It’s why the networks love having professional wrestling personalities concerned. It truly is showbiz boot camp.

Quick Foodies, Thursday, Feb. 3, 10/9c, truTV