Chris Jericho: We Don't Go Back On Our Stipulations In AEW
Jericho's in-ring career is on the line at AEW All Out 2021
Chris Jericho has promised that neither he, or AEW, will go back on the stipulation included in his match with MJF at All Out 2021 this weekend.
Jericho and MJF will do battle one more time at this Sunday's AEW pay-per-view, with Jericho's in-ring career in AEW on the line. If the Demo God loses to The Salt Of The Earth, he will never wrestle in the promotion again.
Ahead of the bout, Jericho has doubled down on his assertions around the stipulation, saying he will never go back on the promise if he loses the match. The former AEW World Champion insists AEW always stick to the stipulations they put in matches, pointing to how Cody Rhodes has not had a World Title match since losing to him two years ago.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Jericho said: "I’m very serious when I say that, if I lose, it will be my last match in AEW. We honour our stipulations here, most specifically with Cody [Rhodes] not having a world title shot since he lost to me [at Full Gear in 2019].
"And just to be clear, this isn’t a retirement match. I’m not going to pull a KISS or a Terry Funk and keep coming back. If I lose, I’ll never wrestle again in an AEW ring. If I lose, my in-ring career in AEW will be over. If I lose, I’ll never wrestle in an AEW ring again. That’s exactly what I said, and I mean it.
“We don’t go back on our stipulations in AEW, which makes this match mean even more. If I lose, I’ll never wrestle again in AEW. I don’t think people expected me to tap out in the fifth ‘Labor or Jericho,’ and people may not expect me to lose this weekend.
"Win or lose, I’m very proud of the work we’ve done, and I’m looking forward to killing it on Sunday.”