Chris Jericho is a veteran in the pro wrestling business. Jericho has competed in numerous companies all over the world in his career, which has spanned more than 30 years. His most recent accomplishment drew a lot of attention in the pro wrestling world.
Jericho has been one of the mainstays of AEW television since he debuted back in 2019. Since then, he has taken part in many memorable feuds and competed in high-profile matches.
While speaking on the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, Le Champion claimed that AEW would not have gotten off the ground quickly without him.
“The company wasn’t built around me but, at the risk of sounding egotistical, if there was no Chris Jericho, I don’t know if the company would have gotten off the ground as quickly as it did,” Jericho said.
“I say that because I think at the time I was the only national kind of superstar name that was involved,” he added. “Keep in mind, no one really knew Cody at that point … and as much buzz as Kenny [Omega] and Matt and Nick Jackson had, they were still mostly just kind of regional guys. They were worldwide stars, but when it comes to national TV in the States, they didn’t have any experience for that.”
Le Champion also has no shame about competing at the age of 51. He also defended his ROH World Title against Bandido in a solid match on AEW Dynamite this past week. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for him.
h/t Wrestling Inc