The wrestling world is currently abuzz with allegations and controversy surrounding Chris Jericho and his alleged misconduct towards Kylie Rae, who briefly worked for AEW back in 2019. It’s a saga that has resurfaced after four long years.
Kylie Rae, who had a short stint with AEW, had claims resurface about an undisclosed issue related to her exit from the company, pointing fingers at Chris Jericho for making inappropriate advances toward her during a private encounter in a hotel room. These allegations have cast a dark shadow over Jericho’s reputation.
To add fuel to the fire, a video clip from 2019 has re-emerged, where Chris Jericho was seen downplaying allegations of hush money involving Vince McMahon. Given the current allegations against Jericho, this old footage takes on a new significance.
Intriguingly, surfaced footage from 2019 also shows AEW President Tony Khan addressing Kylie Rae’s departure from the company. In the video, Khan appears somewhat dodgy, fidgeting and stuttering as he reveals that Rae had requested her release, which he granted. While Khan’s response might have seemed straightforward at the time, it now raises questions in light of the recent allegations.
“Oh, she’s no longer with us. She asked for her release, and we granted it. She called me and asked if she could be released from her contract. It was pretty simple, I said, ‘Yeah. Okay.’ Yeah, she didn’t wanna be in the company anymore, we talked about it, it’s really s-s-simple, so yeah she’s not on our roster.”
Calls for Chris Jericho’s removal from AEW have been trending, and an indie wrestler has also found some validation following the allegations. It remains to be seen whether Tony Khan will address this growing controversy, especially with the AEW Worlds End pay-per-view on the horizon. The wrestling world watches and waits to see how this drama unfolds.
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Transcription by Ringside News