The second annual Chris Jericho cruise will take place this coming January, and could play host to a live episode of AEW Dynamite.
AEW Dynamite is two episodes old and so far, the show has been an unmitigated hit. Its debut episode was watched by 1.4 million people in the US, and even with the expected dropoff between weeks one and two, the second episode's viewership remained above the one million mark. Personally, we thought episode two was even better than episode one.
It will be interesting to see how Dynamite's viewership changes as the weeks go on. It will also be telling to see how different live crowds react to the show. It's no secret that some cities are typical wrestling towns and tend to have rowdier fans than others. AEW has already planned ahead pretty far, with tickets for every show between now and December 11, 2019, currently on sale.
A little more than a month after the December 11 show in Garland, Texas it seems as if AEW has a decision to make, or might have already made it. On January 20, 2020, Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux sets sail. The men and women of AEW are advertised as appearing and wrestling on the cruise, so it seems a given that an episode of Dynamite will need to be filmed aboard the ship.
Jericho himself has admitted that could be a possibility. "If we can make it the annual rock and wrestling rager at sea edition of Dynamite, that’s great," the AEW Champion said to Fansided. Y2J described how beautiful the setup was on last year's cruise, and thinks how good it looked under the stars would transfer well to television.
Jericho compared the idea to when WCW took wrestling out of its usual setting for shows such as Bash at the Beach and Road Wild. If the setting for the wrestling aboard the ship is as beautiful as Jericho makes it out to be, it would certainly make for quite the spectacle if doable. Otherwise, that week's episode of Dynamite will either have to be pre-taped or half the roster (at least) will have to remain on dry land for the show.