They should be annoyed. Wrestling fans are starting to return to the arenas in large numbers for the first time in well over a year and that is a great thing for everyone involved. Fans get to see wrestling in person for a change and the promotions are getting some money brought in. At the same time though, it does not mean everything is going to work out well. That was the case last week and now some people are reacting.

During this week’s AEW Dynamite, a fan jumped the barricade and approached the ring during a Chris Jericho and Maxwell Jacob Friedman segment. Security got rid of the fan and Jericho himself even got in a shot on him. Later, the fan sent out a tweet saying that he was doing this due to Jim Cornette’s comments over the AEW roster being pretend wrestlers. Cornette and Jericho responded to the fan’s tweet and it did not go well.

This could have been worse. Check out some more controlled instances involving parts of the crowd:

Raw's loudest crowd reactions: WWE Top 10, Jan. 22, 2018

Loudest WrestleMania pops: WWE Top 10, April 4, 2021

Surprising debuts from the crowd: WWE Top 10, May 14, 2018

Opinion: I’m surprised the responses were only that strong, as Cornette is absolutely right: the space beyond the barricade is sacred ground and there is no reason to have someone come over the railing. The wrestlers and people involved in the show are in a different place than everyone else and once you come over the barricade, you are fair game. Just stay on the other side and be safe, if nothing else for your own sake.

What do you think of the incident? Are Cornette and Jericho right? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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