AEW started their journey four years ago and built a stacked roster along the way. The current roster features the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Chris Jericho – who was the first major star Tony Khan signed in 2019. Many fans believe that AEW signed too many stars, but Chris Jericho disagrees.

The Wizard recently appeared on the Superstar Crossover podcast and addressed what he feels are misconceptions of the promotion’s roster size. Check out his comments below.

“Maybe the misconception is that we have too big of a roster. I mean it’s hard to get everybody on TV with only 3 hours a week but it’s important to have a big roster and to have a lot of variety and a lot of different guys on different levels.

“You’ve got vets like myself and CM Punk. Then, you’ve kind of got guys in their prime like Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega, then you’ve got the up-and-comers like Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Jungle Boy.

“It’s really like a grade football team where you have different levels of what you need to have a successful team. That’s why our team has been so successful.”

Tony Khan believes AEW’s roster will be at its strongest after All Out as well. The AEW head honcho has promised to get the roster to its fullest strength after Sunday’s show. We’ll have to wait to find out.

Do you agree with Chris Jericho? Sound off in the comments!

Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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