Cody Rhodes On AEW Fyter Fest Streaming For Free, Jericho Refuses to Appear

AEW Fyter Fest
AEW Fyter Fest

All Elite Wrestling’s next show, Fyter Fest, will stream live for free on B/R LIVE on Saturday, June 29th from Daytona Beach, Florida. (Full Card)

AEW Executive Vice President spoke with ComicBook.com about the company’s decision to give the show away instead of generating extra revenue for the company by presenting it on pay-per-view. Cody says it was a huge discussion internally whether or not to charge fans to watch the show online. In the end, he’s thrilled with their decision.

“I’m so excited,” he said. “I mean, [you get Jon] Moxley’s first match in AEW for free. It’s great. The people at B/R Live, I couldn’t ask for better partners.”

For fans who are not familiar with the B/R Live service, viewers sign up for a free subscription, which then gives you access to purchase individual events. To watch AEW: Fyter Fest, all you have to do is sign up for a free account and you’re set.

“You do need a subscription, but it is a free subscription,” Rhodes explained. “It’s not a hook in and you’re charged type of deal. You’ll need to probably, if you’re looking to see Fyter, and it’s streaming for free here in the United States, you should go on the site before the actual event, get yourself signed up so you’ve got all your ducks in a row and you’re ready to go.”

Chris Jericho & FOZZY Pull Out of Fyter Fest

Meanwhile, Chris Jericho is none too pleased about AEW’s decision to let fans stream Fyter Fest for free on B/R Live. Jericho and his metal band FOZZY are refusing to appear at the event out of protest. Jericho slams AEW’s “shameless pandering” while FOZZY’s statement cites the “incompetence o the stupid promoters.”

For the record, there was neither a Chris Jericho match nor a FOZZY performance scheduled for the show.