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.
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 My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, AEW President Tony Khan talked about Chris Jericho’s current status in AEW. Khan made it clear that he believes Chris Jericho is having the best year of his career.
“In addition to MOX, who’s such a great champion, and has been an amazing top guy for us this year, Chris Jericho is having the best year of his career. So I think if Chris Jericho was having the best year of his career, then you have to consider Chris Jericho for the MVP, too, and he’s the other world champion in AEW right now. He’s the Ring of Honor World Champion — or the Ring of Jericho World Champion. It’s the eighth World Championship for Chris Jericho. I’ve been watching Chris Jericho for over 27 years, going on 28 years now. He’s one of my favorite wrestlers of all time and it wasn’t me saying this.
“It was scrutinizing wrestling fans who are really cynical that I was around recently. They were not just saying it to pacify me, ‘Chris Jericho, the run he’s on, it’s unprecedented.’ isn’t it amazing how he’s coming in this year? I mean, he’s lost 31 pounds. So that is, visually, almost jarring to see the Chris Jericho we remember from a decade ago or two decades ago, and the things he’s done this year you talk about reinvention, but he’s been able to do it in a completely unexpected way. Jon Moxley, the other great MVP name is the person who actually came up with the idea for Chris to bring The Lionheart back this year, which I loved.
Because now was the time to do it. I don’t think it would have made sense to do it a year or two years ago, or even at the beginning of AEW, and Chris looks like the best he’s looked. When you saw the side-by-side of how ripped Chris is and what he looked like as Lionheart, so many people were like, ‘Wow, Chris looks better now. He looks awesome. He’s ripped. I think it’s with all the weight loss and, his diet, he’s talked about it. He did an interview in GQ. So he went into detail about what he did with eating eight small meals, and he just did a complete 180 In terms of how he treated his diet because he wasn’t eating good at all. I spent a lot of time with Chris and I can tell you, he was not. He eats so great now, and I love what he’s doing. So that’s why I bring it forward.”
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.
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