He’s kind of a big deal. AEW officially debuted back in May 2019 after being announced earlier in the year. Their big signing to start was Chris Jericho, who has been a star in wrestling for over twenty years. Jericho was a huge get for the company and it is no surprise that he wound up as their first World Champion. He has meant a lot of the company but he is not going to be around forever. Now we might know a bit more about his future.
One of the most interesting things about the Monday Night Wars was seeing wrestlers jump from one company to the other. Whether someone wound up going to WWE, WCW or ECW, there was always the feeling that you might see a big surprise take place. That might not be as strong of a possibility today due to the way contracts are written, but it still happens every so often. It might even happen with WWE and AEW.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Jericho’s current AEW contract expires in late 2022 and there is a chance that he could return to WWE. This comes after Jericho was announced as a guest on an upcoming edition of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network. Jericho, who is fifty years old, has given no indication of what he will do when his current contract expires.
Jericho has been a big deal in both companies. Check out some of his better time in each:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that could make for some interesting times when we actually get there. I’m not sure what Jericho is going to do when his contract is up, as I could see him sticking around or heading back to WWE to likely end his career and go into the Hall of Fame. Either way, he has options, and that is the kind of thing that could make things a lot more fun for fans.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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