Chris Jericho Signs New Deal With AEW

Chris Jericho is signed with AEW through December 2025

Chris Jericho has committed his future to All Elite Wrestling.

The promotion announced today that the 51-year-old has signed a contract extension that will keep him with AEW through December 2025. Jericho's new deal includes additional responsibilities that will see the eight-time world champion serve as a producer and creative advisor. He will also continue to mentor young talent. 

Jericho is one of AEW's top stars and has been since he signed with the promotion in January 2019. He was the inaugural AEW World Champion, defeating Hangman Page at All Out 2019, and he held the gold until Revolution 2020 when he dropped the belt to Jon Moxley. 

The Wizard is now the reigning ROH World Champion and the leader of the Jericho Appreciation Society. He is also one of AEW's three backstage 'captains' with Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley (who re-signed with AEW on a five-year deal in September 2022).

"Chris Jericho long ago cemented his legacy as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, and we're fortunate to have his skills, charisma, knowledge and insights in AEW for years to come. Chris has discovered a fountain of youth this year, and he's having some of the very best matches of his legendary career against some of the top names in wrestling. In expanding his responsibilities, he'll continue to serve as a valuable leader with our roster having the opportunity to utilise one of most creative minds in the history of wrestling," AEW President Tony Khan said.

Jericho himself added: "I've been with AEW since literally day one, and in the midst of enjoying what is being called a career year for me in 2022 - after 32 years in the pro wrestling business - I am excited and proud to announce the extension of my relationship with AEW and the Khan family. Working closely with Tony Khan every day is a rewarding and stimulating experience from both a creative and a professional standpoint, which has reignited my love for pro wrestling. I don't think I would still be wrestling at this level or be as passionate about the business if AEW didn't exist.

"As a result, I feel a great responsibility to keep AEW the best it can be both inside and out of the ring. Over the next three years, I'm looking forward to not only continuing my work in the ring, but to also focus on my ever-increasing responsibilities outside the ring, including producing, advising and assisting Tony with creative ideas, and providing leadership, encouragement and guidance for our fantastic roster. AEW is a great team - a team that I'm proud to say I'll be a part of for a very long time."

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