Chris Jericho has given his thoughts on Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE, claiming that he always loved working with him and addressing how it affects AEW.
It was on last Friday June 22nd that the pro wrestling landscape witnessed one of the most shocking moments in recent memories, due to the groundbreaking announcement of Vince McMahon’s retirement from the WWE at 77-years-old.
This decision came after an entire month of investigations being directed to McMahon, due to the recent scandals of sexual harassment and hush money payments to former female employees.
Now, with people still buzzing about the future of the company, the former WWE Undisputed Champion- and current AEW Star-Chris Jericho has given his thoughts on Vince’s retirement from the company.
While speaking to Cinema Blend, Jericho explained that he has learned a lot from the former WWE Chairman, claiming that he always loved working with him back in the day.
“The thing is, for me, I haven’t worked in the WWE since 2017. And I did work there almost 20 years. I always loved working with Vince. Learned a lot from him. And, you know, he had a great run. And then stepping back is, you know, probably for the best for him, even from a physical standpoint, because he runs himself so ragged from the workload that he has.”
Furthermore, Jericho also addressed if this situation affects AEW in a certain way, claiming that they focus on their own show.
“I think one of the best things that we’ve done as a company with AEW is obviously we know WWE exists, and obviously we know that they’re out there and they see us as 1,000% competition. But we don’t really worry about what’s going on in their world. We’re much more concerned with our own shows, sharing the best shows we can, and improving everything we can, telling the best stories we can.
So to me, they’re kind of a ship on their own, and we are much more diligent about AEW generally. I mean, like I said, I care, but not really worry. So is it going to affect us anyway? We’ll see… I don’t know if there will ever be, you know, a WWE vs AEW crossover pay per view. But stranger things have happened. So, we’ll see.”
Chris Jericho has wrestled Eddie Kingston in a Barbed Wire Everywhere match on the most recent episode of Dynamite.
Shortly after the match, ‘The Painmaker’ revealed on social media that he had suffered from a broken nose injury.
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