Chris Jericho Responds To Matt Hardy’s “Lost Belt” Video, AEW Responds To Cody Rhodes’ Participation In Derogatory Chant At AAA Event

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Chris Jericho Responds To Matt Hardy

As we recently reported, Matt Hardy posted a video on Twitter that seemed to be parodying and poking fun of the recent news that the first AEW Champion Chris Jericho had lost the championship belt.

The belt was allegedly stolen while Jericho was at a LongHorn Steakhouse, but has since been recovered.

However, Hardy has since posted that he wasn’t necessarily making fun of Jericho who he considered a “great friend” and an “industry master of evolution & reaction.”

Why exactly Hardy felt that he had to clarify his intentions in posting the video isn’t very clear as the subject of the parody doesn’t seem to be taking offense.

Jericho retweeted Hardy and added that he loved the video:

Cody Rhodes Apologizes For Behavior At AAA TripleMania XXVII

AEW’s Cody Rhodes is pleading ignorance after getting called out for participating in a derogatory chant during AAA Triplemania.

Rhodes was at the AAA event in Mexico City last month where he was in a match with Psycho Clown and Cain Velasquez against Texano Jr. Taurus, and Killer Kross. Rhodes and his teammates won and they proceeded to lead the crowd in chanting “puto” at their opponents.

While the “puto” chant was often used in the past, it’s now frowned upon as being homophobic, a fact that Rhodes says he wasn’t aware of.

After AEW was contacted by Outsports regarding the incident, the company issued the following explanation:

“Cody joined his teammates at AAA TripleMania for what he understood to be their post-match tradition in Mexico and was unaware of any negative connotations. Certainly, the last thing Cody would want to do is to hurt or offend anyone, anywhere.”