Chris Jericho is a wrestling veteran who knows how to do things. He has been in the business for many years and continues to go strong against his opponents. Regarding professional wrestling, the concept of the “Forbidden Door” is nothing new, but it has taken on a life of its own since AEW’s inception, thanks in part to its cross-promotional work with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
Fans are also wondering whether Tony Khan’s promotion will ever work with WWE, especially now that Vince McMahon is no longer in charge. Chris Jericho, the current ROH World Champion, recently spoke with Howie Mandell about his boss, whether he sees WWE as competition and the possibility of an AEW/WWE crossover.
So WWE for years had the monopoly on the sport. And so my boss is Tony Khan, he was always a lifelong wrestling fanatic and decided to start his own company. It’s always great to have competition. So I mean obviously we’re competition just by proxy — the fact that we’re in wrestling. But we really don’t look at it that way. They do what they do and we do what we do, and both our very successful.
Jericho was crowned AEW’s inaugural champion in August 2019 after defeating Adam Page, and he has been a critical figure in the promotion since its inception. Even so, he spent nearly 20 years with WWE, which is why many people believe the two organizations will collide in the future. As it stands, it’s even rarer than fans may think.
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