Chris Jericho’s reputation for selflessly putting over talent is well-established in the wrestling community. However, there are some who argue that Jericho’s involvement may inadvertently dampen the momentum of the stars he collaborates with. Even then, Jericho has made it clear that he doesn’t rule out returning to WWE, though he has no plans for it.

Since the inception of AEW, Chris Jericho has been a prominent figure in the promotion’s programming, notably becoming the first-ever AEW World Champion. Despite facing criticism for aspects of his booking in AEW, Jericho remains steadfastly loyal to the promotion.

In a recent interview with Gabby AF, Chris Jericho expressed his commitment to AEW, stating that he does not envision leaving the company. Reflecting on his 33-year wrestling career, Jericho emphasized living in the present and highlighted his ability to still deliver top-notch performances.

I don’t really think about that sort of thing, I kind of live in the now. We talk about being 33 years in wrestling, I’m like, ‘Wow, really?’ It doesn’t feel that way because I can still have the best match on any given show. Not every night, but a couple weeks ago, I wrestled Takeshita [Konosuke Takeshita] on Dynamite and it was the best on the show. There are still great moments for Jericho and a lot I can do. I don’t shut the door on anything. To me, WWE isn’t the be all-end all.


While acknowledging his 20-year tenure with WWE, Jericho emphasized his enjoyment of working with AEW and its founder, Tony Khan. He noted that WWE has evolved since his departure in 2017, but he finds fulfillment in AEW and sees no reason to depart. While not ruling out a return to WWE in the future, Jericho affirmed his contentment with AEW and his positive experiences there.

 ”It was great to be there, I had a great 20 years there, but I’ve had a great going on five years in AEW. I love working here. I love working with, not even for, with Tony Khan. WWE is a completely different animal now than when I left in 2017. It’s been six years. It’s not something I’ve really thought about. I like watching and reading about what’s going on, the buzz that they have, but I also like my company and I helped start AEW.”

”I don’t really see any reason why I would want to leave at this point. Never say that I wouldn’t go, but I have zero plans of that. I like it here and I like the people I work with. I enjoy coming to work every week, which was not always the case in WWE, and it’s weird how that is the case here, but it’s a different vibe and I have a lot of fun here in AEW.”

Chris Jericho also recently claimed that AEW talented are always elevated after feuding with him. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether Chris Jericho will ever go back to WWE, as anything is possible in the world of professional wrestling.

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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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