Chris Jericho is truly a veteran in the pro wrestling industry, whose career has spanned more than 30 years. He spent the majority of those years in WWE, where Jericho became a household name. He had a solid relationship with Vince McMahon and now he stated that everybody in AEW needs to work under Vince McMahon for six months.

Jericho eventually debuted in AEW over four years ago and became the first AEW World Champion, carrying the company through its initial year. Jericho joining AEW was seen as a very big deal in the pro wrestling world and remains a big star in the company even now.

That said, there are a lot of talent in AEW who feel they are above the law and this has led to backstage issues, especially CM Punk and The Elite’s brawl last year. Fans largely blamed Tony Khan for his lack of punishment and consequences for so much drama in the company.

While speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Chris Jericho was asked about his thoughts on McMahon stepping away from his creative role. Jericho would give props to McMahon for how he conducted his business and noted that everybody in AEW needs to work under Vince McMahon for six months to learn about the consequences if they don’t do an assigned task.


I mean, once again, there’s the reasons why he was stepping aside, and I’m not talking about that side of things. I never thought he would step down. And then I think had those other issues come up, there’s no way that he would have. But also, Vince is also smart. And I bet you he was like okay, I’m at the point now where this is not good for me to be here.

So he trained and groomed Triple H for 20 years, and probably felt confident enough that things are gonna continue without him. And I say this all the time in AEW, I think everybody could use six months working for Vince McMahon. Because that’s what you really understand what wrestling is, the wrestling business is and how the business works.

But he has that work ethic, he would always say I don’t expect you to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself. And that rubs off. There’s a way that the WWE works where you don’t say no to anything. I mean, they asked you to do press you do it, they ask you to sign 1,000 action figures you do it. Because if you don’t, you know there’s gonna be consequences, and big ones. And I think everybody in AEW needs to understand that sometimes.”

Vince McMahon also wanted Chris Jericho to get out of his AEW contract. Regardless, with Vince McMahon effectively out of the picture in WWE, it is unlikely any AEW talent will get to experience what it was like to work directly under Vince McMahon.

What do you think of what Chris Jericho said? Are you shocked he could say such a thing? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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