Chris Jericho is certainly an established veteran in the world of professional wrestling as he has competed in numerous promotions all over the world for over three decades now. Jericho is also proud to be working in AEW and always makes that fact clear. It seems Jericho rejected an offer to an AEW EVP as well.

Le Champion was one of the first people to sign with AEW back in 2019 and was the biggest name for a long time in the company. He was the first AEW World Champion and helped carry the company during its initial stages.

While speaking with Sports Illustrated, Chris Jericho revealed that he received an offer to become an EVP of AEW but ultimately turned it down as it was far too much work for him. In the end, he simply chose more money.

“It’s easy for Eddie to say that. You mentioned earlier I wasn’t an EVP. The only reason I wasn’t an EVP is ’cause I didn’t want to be. They asked me and I said, ‘No, that’s way too much work for what you’re planning on doing.’ Tony Khan’s the boss, anyways. I knew that from the start. So I wasn’t going to play grab-a– and use EVP as an ego boost. F— that. Just give me more money.”


Chris Jericho is set to square off against Eddie Kingston at AEW Revolution on March 6th. We will have to wait and see who will come out on top in the match, as fans really want to see Kingston win.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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