Chris Jericho: It was risky coming to AEW, but I felt it was the right move

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Chris Jericho: It was risky coming to AEW, but I felt it was the right move

Chris Jericho marked an era of WWE, but he wanted a new challenge in his career and decided on AEW a few years ago. Although he may not have been that optimistic, AEW turned out to be a great story and they achieved massive popularity in a short period of time.

“It was a little bit of a risk to come here. I could have stayed in WWE and been comfortable for the rest of my career. And if I had done that, I don’t know if I’d still be wrestling today because I was very just mentally like, ‘Eh, whatever.’ AEW kind of reignited my passion and reignited my creativity.

It took things to the next level all across the board. I think 2022 was a career year for me as a result”. - Jericho said for ETC Canada as quoted by

Chris Jericho: “We’ve gotten so big"

Tony Khan did a great job.

From AEW, he created a serious company that records rapid growth. Very soon it could reach an even higher level. Chris Jericho has credit for that, as well as everyone else. “We’ve gotten so big in three and a half years.

So there are a lot of growing pains as we expected there would be. I don’t think anyone thought that we’d be doing the numbers that we’re doing, both in the arenas and ratings-wise. So obviously we’re working on our infrastructure, working on all that sort of thing behind the scenes on building the corporate side of AEW.

Everybody’s learning how to be on live TV still. It really is just that everyone was thrown into the deep end and had to react accordingly. I’ve been very proud of everybody that’s been able to do that. We’ve had some bumps on the road, but that’s expected in pro wrestling. We’ve become a major television entity in a very short period of time”.

Chris Jericho