Chris Jericho put his career in AEW on the line at All Out. If MJF beats him then Le Champion says he will never wrestle in AEW again. This was a huge announcement and it made fans wonder about what his status is with the company. After all, Jericho was one of the company’s first talent signings, inking his deal prior to the big Jacksonville rally that announced the promotion.
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In January, 2019, Dave Meltzer spoke about Chris Jericho’s AEW contract as he said, “He was negotiating with WWE until the last minute and he was negotiating with All Elite and All Elite gave him the better deal. He said it was the best deal of his career. It’s a three-year deal. He’s allowed to work New Japan Pro Wrestling as part of his deal.”
During last night’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer revealed that Chris Jericho has a three-year deal, but there is an option for a fourth. He could leave AEW in a matter of months, but odds are he will opt for an extension.
“There’s a one-year option so, in a sense it’s up at the end of next year. So, a year- -and-a-half basically left.”
We will have to see what happens in this situation, because Chris Jericho recently stated that fans probably won’t know when his retirement match actually happens. He doesn’t want to go out with a huge amount of fanfare, but Tony Khan might tend to disagree. If anything, that stipulation made Jericho vs MJF that much more interesting.
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