Top AEW Star “Le Champion” Chris Jericho, who is A.K.A “The Demo God” recently took to his Saturday night special YouTube series once again, where he revealed the exact moment which inspired Tony Khan to build, start and establish AEW. According to Chris Jericho, his NJPW Match against Kenny Omega at Tokyo Dome is what inspired Tony Khan to start AEW.
Chris Jericho also talked about building new stars in AEW being the proudest moment of his career and if not for AEW, he would have already retired from pro wrestling.
Below are the highlights:
On his NJPW Match against Kenny Omega at Tokyo Dome inspiring Tony Khan to start AEW:
“That made Tony Khan go, ‘Holy smokes, I think I can start my own wrestling company’ because my match with Omega at Tokyo Dome did such good business worldwide.”
On building new stars in AEW being the proudest moment of his career:
“Right now [is the proudest moment of my career]. To have AEW built up, and the stuff we’ve done in just a year, just makes me feel incredibly proud.”
On thinking he would have already been retired from pro wrestling if not for AEW:
“There was a certain time in 2015 [in WWE] when I just did house shows. I was not on TV. And then the feud with Kevin Owens really reinvigorated me, and then the match with Kenny in Japan made me go, ‘Oh my god, this is wrestling.’ I would have probably quit wrestling if not for AEW, and now I have no plans to stop.”
You can check out Chris Jericho’s comments in the video below: