Chris Jericho’s excellence in pro wrestling is irreplaceable in many parameters. He worked with WWE for quite a long time and then, he joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in 2019 and became an important part of the promotion too.
However, it seems like Y2J is not looking forward to returning to his old promotion, even after Triple H took the charge. It’s stated that Chris Jericho is looking forward to ending finish his career with AEW.
As the charismatic star said, he loves everyone in the WWE but he takes great pride in what’s been built in AEW. Jericho joined AEW in 2019 and since then, he has been lifted the AEW and ROH titles. Last year, he renewed his contract with Tony Khan’s promotion.
The contract extension also increased Jericho’s roles and responsibilities in the promotion. Already working as a wrestler, he’ll mentor young talent, and Y2J will also work as a producer and creative advisor. Jericho also said that he’s not sure that at what role he’ll work in the future. He also stated that he doesn’t know if his in-ring career will end tomorrow or six years from now.
What did Chris Jericho actually say about his return to WWE and contract extension with AEW?
“I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. I don’t hold a torch for WWE. To me, that’s not ‘the place to be. AEW is the place to be. It really is. I’ve been in WWE. I know how it works. They work that way, I don’t care if Vince is there, Hunter is there, or whoever is there.”
“I don’t know what the future of me and wrestling is. I could quit tomorrow, or I could quit in six years, I don’t know. I’ll worry about that when it happens. Right now, I do enjoy the backstage role of helping guys and girls out with their interviews and promos.”
During 2016-17, Chris Jericho was among the top stars in the company. His ‘the list’ gimmick was topping all the charts. The audience was with him, the momentum was with him, and he was having a great time in the promotion.
Then, Jericho and Kevin Owens crossed paths as tag partners. During their time together, Kevin Owens became the Universal Champion while Chris Jericho won the United States Championship for the first time in his career.
The stage was almost set, but Vince McMahon thought that Roman Reigns vs The Undertaker will be the better main event for WrestleMania 33. Following that, Kevin Owens lost his title and fought Jericho for the United States Championship instead. And, the negligence resulted in Y2J leaving WWE.
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