Chris Jericho Loving Life In AEW
In an episode of Rasslin with Brandon F. Walker, Chris spoke on how the challenge spurred him on since his departure from WWE. He said: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it because it was a real risk to go to AEW, and we all knew it, but for me, I knew what would happen if I went back to WWE because I wasn’t there at the time.”
But it was not just his desire to propel himself. Chris took it upon his shoulders to help other wrestlers shine and make a name for themselves too. He added: “I knew it was my job to make sure that people saw how good Cody was, and The Young Bucks, and Kenny [Omega], and Darby [Allin], and Scorpio Sky and all these guys that I worked with, Jungle Boy, in the first two or three months of that show.
“I wanted people to see, as quickly as possible, how good these guys are, all the guys in The Inner Circle, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy [Guevara and] Jake Hager. So I tried to put as many people around me as possible so that people would see these guys are really good.”
Chris then moved on to praise Tony Khan, the President of AEW, for his role in pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The results have been proven with an increase in the number of viewers. He continued: “Tony Khan was very smart and also very liberal with his ideas, allowing the professionals to be professionals, to come up with their own stuff and go and execute it.
“And I think all that stuff happened to where three months in, we got a huge television deal from TNT that basically kept us going, and here we are kind of reaching the end of the pandemic, God willing, probably bigger now than we’ve ever been.”
With Chris continuing to thrive as ever, his days with WWE have now become a distant but poignant memory. As for Tony Khan, AEW looks on course to hit new heights. Let us know what you think in the comment section down below. Please also remember to stay up to date with the latest news on TheOvertimer. Don’t forget to visit Gamestingr for great videos, news, and gameplay!