Chris Jericho Has "Zero Plans" To Leave AEW

Chris Jericho doesn't have any intention to leave AEW any time soon

Chris Jericho has been with AEW since pretty much day one, and he became the inaugural AEW World Champion in the company’s history, leading them through the first several PPVs, which he headlined, and the first few months of Dynamite. Despite some recent criticism and the fact that after five years with the company he is now 53 years of age, he has revealed in an interview with Gabby AF that he has no plans to leave AEW.

“I don’t really think about that sort of thing, I kind of live in the now. We talk about being 33 years in wrestling, I’m like, ‘Wow, really?’ It doesn’t feel that way because I can still have the best match on any given show. Not every night, but a couple weeks ago, I wrestled Takeshita [Konosuke Takeshita] on Dynamite and it was the best on the show. There are still great moments for Jericho and a lot I can do. I don’t shut the door on anything. To me, WWE isn’t the be all-end all. It was great to be there, I had a great 20 years there, but I’ve had a great going on five years in AEW. I love working here. I love working with, not even for, with Tony Khan. 

“WWE is a completely different animal now than when I left in 2017. It’s been six years. It’s not something I’ve really thought about. I like watching and reading about what’s going on, the buzz that they have, but I also like my company and I helped start AEW. I don’t really see any reason why I would want to leave at this point. Never say that I wouldn’t go, but I have zero plans of that. I like it here and I like the people I work with. I enjoy coming to work every week, which was not always the case in WWE, and it’s weird how that is the case here, but it’s a different vibe and I have a lot of fun here in AEW."

Jericho also spoke about the fact that despite contrary opinion, his goal in AEW has always been to push younger talent and elevate new names. 

H/T Fightful

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