Chris Jericho spent a lot of time in WWE, and now he is Le Champion in AEW. He knows how each company treats their stars and there is a noticeable difference.
While speaking to Andrew Yang on Talk Is Jericho, they went into WWE’s treatment of their Superstars. Andrew Yang disclosed that he got eyes on a WWE contract, and he can see how WWE Superstars have money taken out of their pockets. He said WWE has saved “hundreds of millions of dollars” due to how those purposefully complicated contracts are worded.
Jericho also went into how Vince McMahon and Tony Khan treat their talent differently. McMahon holds onto old pro wrestling ideas, but Khan treats his talent more like a sports team.
“I think the biggest difference is kind of what we’ve been talking about this whole conversation is that WWE treats the business as a wrestling business because that’s what it’s been for 60 years from Vince’s father and Vince’s grandfather, almost from the old school carny attitude, and you can see that with ‘the independent contractor’ for example. It’s not right, but it’s just the way it is, like I explained.”
“AEW treats things from a sports team perspective. The Khan family owns the Jacksonville Jaguars. They own Fulham Football Club in England. So they treat the company like they treat their football team, and that’s a whole different vibe as how the talent, the athletes [and] the performers get treated.”
Chris Jericho seems very happy in AEW as he watches so many things that WWE is doing from afar. Andrew Yang promised that if Joe Biden wins on November 3rd then things will be better for WWE Superstars, but there are a lot of unknown elements in that situation.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote