Chris Jericho Comments On AEW's 'Growing Pains’

Chris Jericho has commented on AEW’s early difficulties

All organisations experience growing pains, and professional wrestling companies are no exception.

In the case of All Elite Wrestling, whilst the company has exceeded most expectations since forming in 2019, it hasn’t been without its fair share of bumps in the road, as former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho told ET Canada:

“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…” Jericho said. “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.”

After the events of ‘brawl out’ in September 2022, Jericho has stepped up as one of AEW’s locker-room leaders, looking to inject a sense of calm into the locker room following a turbulent few months in 2022.

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