AEW emerged as another land of opportunity in 2019, in direct competition with the global giant of wrestling, WWE. However, shockingly enough, the star seemingly revealed to be their highest-paid worker is in fact a former WWE champion himself.
Dave Meltzer recently stated on the Wrestling Observer Radio, that according to him, multi-time champion Chris Jericho is AEW’s highest-paid star. He viewed him as an important investment for the company, playing the role of a true wrestling veteran.
Chris Jericho has been known to put over talent, most recently Konosuke Takeshita on this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite.
“I think he’s the highest-paid guy in the company. He is the highest-paid guy in the company. And it’s like, you really want to protect that investment if you’re paying a guy that much money. I mean, you can get anyone to put over these guys. It’s like you need to have him lose when the losses mean you know again, but it’s great for Takeshita.”
The Ucho made a huge name for himself in WWE for years, winning multiple championships and accolades. However, he chose to give his career a fresh direction when he became the first-ever signee for AEW when the company began in 2019.
Moreover, he also reigned as the inaugural AEW World champion, and despite his various other commitments, Chris Jericho has played a pivotal role in making it one of the most renowned wrestling companies in the world. So it seems justifiable for the former Le Champion to have that huge payday in AEW.
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