The Inner Circle went to Las Vegas as a team building mission after MJF and Wardlow joined the group. They had some fun and ran into Konnan. The marijuana jokes were pretty apparent, but AEW rejected direct references to weed.
The Inner Circle got out of a limo filled with smoke. Konnan explained during Keeping It 100 that they weren’t roasting marshmallows. The problem was that despite Chris Jericho trying, AEW rejected all references to marijuana.
“If we are opening up a limo and smoke is coming out, what do you think we are doing in there, roasting marshmallows? … I will give Chris credit. He tried. We tried to do the roll up sign. We tried to have a blunt. We tried to say ‘blaze one.’ Bro, they had a legal girl there from the Jacksonville Jaguars and they’re like ‘no, no, no, no.’ So finally I just said, ‘why don’t I just say I always have the best stuff.’ … We couldn’t do none of that but Chris did try. He did try to push the envelope because he even goes, ‘what is that you do, Iranian tobacco? Say that, your fans will know.’”
AEW obviously didn’t want to run the risk of getting popped for drug references. Marijuana is a medicine which is legal in a lot of states, and Nevada is one of them. It’s legal to smoke weed in Las Vegas, but they just can’t show it on Dynamite.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote