Chris Jericho recently spoke with Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda. Among other topics of discussion, he talked about the possibility of dissatisfied WWE superstars signing with AEW. Jerich said there are a few WWE talents the company would love to sign, but they had no interest in the others.
“It’s different. We’re not doing it that way where anyone who doesn’t like what they’re doing in WWE is automatically guaranteed a job in AEW,” Jericho said. “We will look at every talent on an individual basis. There’s some guys we’d love to have in WWE, and there’s some guys we probably wouldn’t take.
“Obviously we haven’t even had a show yet and our roster is already very deep. When you talk about the Double or Nothing show, how many people can you book on that show? If you have 60-70 guys, you end up with the same problem as WWE.”
Jericho, who is now 48 years old, was also asked how long he can keep on wrestling. Chris said as long as he is able to put on a great match and keep on delivering, that is all that matters to him.
“I’ll know when I know. All I can say is the last match I had at the Tokyo Dome was one of the best matches on the show. As long as I can keep delivering, that’s all that matters to me,” Jericho said. “The days of wrestling 100 times a year are done. I don’t want to do that, I’m not interested in that. The way that I feel right now, I want to continue having great matches that mean something.
“Nothing against the fine people of, you know, Poughkeepsie, New York, or Kirriemuir, Scotland, or wherever, those days of going to those towns are done. Do I have ten more matches in me? 100 matches? 500? I don’t know! I do know that when I finish this contract, I’ll still be younger than The Undertaker, and he just signed a new contract, so it all depends on how I feel and I never wanted to be less than what I considered to be my best. The reason I’m still able to do it is because I really limit my matches and pick my spots. I think that was a smart move to be able to continue at a high level because I’m not cashing in all my chips on a yearly basis – and it’s been working!”
Jericho is scheduled to face off against Kenny Omega at AEW Double or Nothing on May 25th in Las Vegas.
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