Chris Jericho Addresses AEW's Roster Size

Chris Jericho on AEW's roster

A long-running talking point in professional wrestling has been the size of All Elite Wrestling's roster, with many fans believing the promotion has too many people under contract. New talents are introduced to the promotion on a consistent basis, with the likes of The Trustbusters and Zack Clayton having debuted in recent months. 

Chris Jericho commented on AEW's roster size during an appearance on the Superstar Crossover podcast and Le Champion believes it's important for the company to have a deep roster to draw upon.

"Maybe the misconception is that we have too big of a roster. I mean it's hard to get everybody on TV with only three hours a week but it's important to have a big roster and to have a lot of variety and a lot of different guys on different levels. You've got vets like myself and CM Punk. Then, you've kind of got guys in their prime like Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega, then you've got the up-and-comers like Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Jungle Boy. It's really like a grade football team where you have different levels of what you need to have a successful team. That's why our team has been so successful," Jericho said. 

The former AEW World Champion was recently in action at Sunday's All Out pay-per-view, defeating Bryan Danielson. Tensions between  Jericho and Daniel Garcia continued to intensify after the match and The Painmaker told his protege the Jericho Appreciation Society would not be in his corner when he challenges Wheeler Yuta for the ROH Pure Championship on Dynamite. 

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