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Chris Jericho, Conrad Thompson give their sides of Starrcast no-show

Chris Jericho

Conrad Thompson, who produced last weekend's Starrcast convention, indicated that he didn't know Chris Jericho wouldn't be appearing at the event until May 24th, two days before his "Talk Is Jericho" appearance was scheduled to take place.

Thompson noted he got a text message from Jericho on Friday afternoon before his announced Sunday afternoon appearance that stated that he couldn't come due to family plans.

Jericho had previously said that he had given the word one month ago that he wasn't doing the show due to finding out his segment would be airing on iPPV through FITE TV.

Jericho said they agreed he would show up before the crowd with an in-character rant on the fans where he would say he wasn't doing a Talk is Jericho show because he didn't get a thank you at Double or Nothing. But, he said he found out he had family plans for Sunday that he couldn't change and sent in a video instead, saying basically the same thing as he would have said had he appeared live.

"It's not Conrad's fault I didn't make an appearance," Jericho said. "That's all on me. But, the live Talk is Jericho was never happening."

Thompson said Jericho wanted to do an angle at the appearance and they would figure it out that weekend what that would entail, but then on Friday, he sent the text and a video instead.

"We want back and forth, but in the end, he had no choice," said Thompson.

Thompson said he sent in a video to explain not being there, but the video couldn't air until after Double or Nothing was over since it talked about the result of the match with Kenny Omega in past tense as well as the post-match interview.

"I couldn't exactly post that ahead of DON even though I had it hours before," said Thompson.

When the Talk is Jericho show was scheduled to start, fans were in attendance and they were told that Jericho wasn't there and a cardboard cutout of Jericho was brought out instead.