Chris Jericho is a veteran in the pro wrestling business, and he is universally loved and respected for a good reason. Jericho has competed in many promotions all over the world in his career, which has spanned more than 30 years. He also joined AEW for a very noble reason, because he wanted to change the business.

Jericho has been one of the mainstays of AEW television since he debuted back in 2019. Many fans agree that AEW would not have survived had Le Champion not carried the company on his back for the first few months.

While speaking on ESPN’s Sedano & Cap show, the former AEW World Champion talked about his decision to join AEW. Jericho stated that he joined AEW so that he could change the course of pro wrestling history.

“Do you realize how much money it costs to start a wrestling company?


“Do you realize how hard it is to find fresh, exciting talent that hasn’t been around the block?

“Do you realize how hard it is to get a television deal with a network?

“Tony Khan did realize that, and after talking to him I thought, ‘Wow, there might actually be something to this,’ and that’s kind of what really started attracting me to it.

That really appealed to me to start working with Tony because I knew if AEW was a success, we could change the course of wrestling history.”

Chris Jericho is the ROH World Champion and remains a highlight of AEW television. He is set to defend his title in a fatal four-way match at Full Gear this Saturday. We will have to wait and see how long Jericho will remain the champion as well.

What’s your take on what Chris Jericho had to say? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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