Chris Jericho is one of the top wrestlers in All Elite Wrestling, but it seems he might have gone to Impact Wrestling.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Impact Wrestling had spent a considerable amount of money for Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows. He then revealed that the company offered Chris Jericho a lot of money as well.
Had AEW not been a thing, it was likely he would be working at Impact Wrestling.
“You know Gallows and Anderson didn’t come cheap and they offered a ton of money to Chris Jericho, not Tony Khan money, but they offered him a ton of money to try and get him. If there wasn’t a Tony Khan I don’t know, I mean I think Jericho would have gone to Vince. Maybe he would have gone [to Impact]. Maybe he would have enjoyed that he could call his own shots.”
It was also said that Chris Jericho could have done “whatever he wanted” with Impact Wrestling and “not been in the spotlight.”
h/t to Ringside News for the transcription.