Over the weekend, a video surfaced in which WWE star Chris Jericho is confronted by some fans after a match in Canada, and although it is difficult to make out exactly what happens, it appears a woman spits on him, and then he punches her in the face. And then he punches a security guard in the face. And then he drives away.
This is basically viral marketing for The Wrestler. That’s basically what this is. If you look really hard, you can see Todd Barry in the background. He’s like, “in 20 years, you will come work for me at my grocery store behind the deli counter and it will be miserable.” It’s as if Chris Jericho hasn’t seen the cautionary tale about what can happen to people whose fame depends on a fleeting physicality in an industry that promotes illegal performance drug use and terrible decision making. It’s like, does he even go to art house cinema at all?