Ever since its inception in 2019, AEW has always strived to better their product and that has remained its goal even now. They also have roster full of incredibly talented pro wrestlers that put on great performances for fans. It seems Chris Jericho made an interesting claim about Tony Khan as well.
With the signing of stars such as CM Punk and others, many fans continue to wonder whether the top stars in the company have any form of creative control when it comes to their booking.
While speaking on the Kurt Angle show podcast, Chris Jericho talked about working in AEW. Jericho claimed that AEW President Tony Khan has never given any wrestler full creative control in AEW while he explained the difference between creative control and creative freedom.
“Tony Khan has never given that to anybody, but the creative freedom to be a pro. Tony gives you the space to be an artist and it feels like it’s our company and I think the fans feel that too. We’re in this together and my analogy is that I started listening to Metallica in 1984 when no one knew who they were and I stuck with them until they became the biggest band in the world, till they became the new Rolling Stones.
I’ll always feel a special closeness to them and a loyalty to Metallica because we started it together. I think our fans in AEW feel the same way, they’re not just watching a show, they’re a part of a show and they believe in it. As more people come to watch, there’s a different vibe. We let artists be artists.”
AEW allows its stars to express themselves in their own way due to the creative freedom offered by the company, but it ultimately comes down to Tony Khan what will stick and what will not.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes
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