Chris Jericho has over three decades of experience under his belt and has seen the pro wrestling industry change in various ways. That’s exactly why his opinion carries a lot of weight, but not everyone will agree with him every time. Now it appears that Jericho believes despite the athleticism of current pro wrestlers, it’s the stories that are the real draw.

The world of professional wrestling is an ever-changing entity that has gone through various stages of development over the course of decades. Nowadays, a lot of things that weren’t accepted before are now very popular with fans.

While speaking to 98 Rock Baltimore, Chris Jericho stated that “the level of athleticism has just gone through the roof nowadays.” He gave huge props to Kenny Omega vs El Hijo Del Vikingo but stated that “wrestling is and always will be storytelling”

The former AEW World Champion further added that while the incredible athleticism in modern-day professional wrestling is certainly great to watch, it is ultimately storytelling that is the main draw and sells tickets.


“It’s about characters and the story you tell to get people interested. The moves and the amazing acrobatics blow your mind, but it’s the stories that sell tickets.”

Chris Jericho is set to have a confrontation with Adam Cole on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. We will have to wait and see how AEW will book their programming in the coming weeks.

What’s your take on what Chris Jericho said? Does storytelling matter the most in professional wrestling? 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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