Chris Jericho has opened up on his AEW run, while also praising Jon Moxley and claiming he’s way better than his WWE version, Dean Ambrose.
Chris Jericho is undoubtedly one of the greatest pro wrestlers to ever compete inside the ring. Jericho found success everywhere he’d go, wrestling in many of the best promotions around the world, such as WCW, WWE, NJPW and currently AEW.
During a recent episode of his Talk Is Jericho Podcast, Jericho reflected on the beginnings of AEW and took the opportunity to praise Jon Moxley, claiming he’s now way better than his Dean Ambrose persona in WWE.
Chris Jericho On The Beginnings Of AEW, The Elite And Jon Moxley’s Previous WWE Run As Dean Ambrose
When addressing all of this, Jericho said:
“When the idea came for AEW, and you’ve heard it a million times. ‘Oh, there’s a new wrestling company. This guy’s got some money.’ Whatever. Same thing over and over again. It took me a while to really believe what Tony was talking about because what you need to start a company is you need money and a lot of it, which the Khan family has. You need a great television deal, which we didn’t have at the time, but we finally got it with TNT and TBS.
You need a collection of guys who aren’t retreads or haven’t lived up to their full potential, and we had that with The Elite right out of the gate, and then bringing in Moxley right out of the bat for the first show that we had. That’s a guy who was not even close to living up to his full potential. You can see that now. Moxley now is so much better and bigger than he ever was as Dean Ambrose. So we had all three of those things, and also a passion and a desire, and there was a point to prove.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the interview transcription.
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