Chris Jericho: If There Was No AEW, I Don't Know If I'd Still Be Wrestling

Jericho has been with AEW since the inception in 2019

Chris Jericho has admitted he doesn't know if he would still be wrestling if All Elite Wrestling wasn't around. 

Jericho became the biggest, and arguably most surprising, name to join the new start-up that was AEW in January 2019, and played a hugely important role in the initial successes of Tony Khan's company, becoming the inaugural AEW World Champion.

Jericho believes the secret is that he is loving and enjoying every aspect of his work with AEW, admitting he isn't sure he'd still be wrestling if he wasn't with the company.

Talking to Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media podcast, Jericho said: "[I'm 51 years old], I don't feel it. I'm still contributing at the highest of levels. I was never the fastest wrestler or the most high flying, I can still do the stuff I always did, but now it's the storylines and promos and keeping things interesting and moving forward. My demos and ratings are always near the top, thanks to everyone watching, but I think it's because I keep it interesting.

"You can't teach experience. If there was no AEW, I don't know if I'd still be wrestling but because there is, it's exciting for me, I love being a part of it, I love working here. I love showing up for work every week and I think that goes a long way.

"If you are satisfied mentally and creatively, that makes the physical go a lot longer. When you start feeling stifled and getting angry and feel like you're not going what you want to be doing, the physical gets worse. Those two combined is keeping me excited and enjoying what I'm doing. I feel great, I have zero injuries, there's no reason to not continue going."

H/T Fightful

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