Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager At Sea set sail on 27 October from Miami, Florida. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the fans onboard and for many of the wrestling stars and personalities that participated. During the five day journey at sea, stopping in the Bahamas before returning to port in Miami, there were nightly rock concerts, multiple live podcasts, as well as countless wrestling shows featuring talents from all of America's top promotions.
While it was mostly about fun in the sun, there were a number of major news updates that could hold major implications for the wrestling world's future.
A tentative relationship between ROH and IMPACT was established thanks to some interesting interpromotional matches, Rey Mysterio tagged along despite some attempted interference from WWE, and Jim Ross lent some further credence to rumors of a new promotion potentially in the works. However, most of the big news focused on The Elite -- where they'll be going next year and more on the followup to the historic ALL IN.
With all that and much more, let's dissect the big news from the Jericho Cruise and what it means for the industry going forward.
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