Chris Jericho Signs AEW Contract Extension, Increases Roles
Chris Jericho is All Elite and he’s going to stay exactly where he is for at least three more years with some added responsibilities in AEW as well.
The current Ring of Honor World Champion Chris Jericho was there when AEW announced their presence in the world of pro wrestling in January 2019. Jericho was arguably Tony Khan’s biggest signing in the company’s first year. Later in 2019, Jericho became the first AEW World Champion while also leading the Inner Circle group. Since then, Jericho has wrestled all of AEW’s biggest names including Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, MJF, “Hangman” Adam Page and many others.
It was announced on AEW’s official website that Jericho has re-signed with AEW for three more years through December 2025. The announcement also notes that Jericho will “also increase his responsibilities within AEW, serving as a producer and creative advisor in addition to continuing as a mentor to young talent.”
AEW’s CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan commented on the signing.
“Chris Jericho long ago cemented his legacy as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, and we’re fortunate to have his skills, charisma, knowledge and insights in AEW for years to come. Chris has discovered a fountain of youth this year, and he’s having some of the very best matches of his legendary career against some of the top names in wrestling. In expanding his responsibilities, he’ll continue to serve as a valuable leader with our roster having the opportunity to utilize one of most creative minds in the history of wrestling.”
The 51-year-old Jericho (he turns 52 on November 9) also commented on the new deal while adding that working for AEW has reignited his love for pro wrestling.
“I’ve been with AEW since literally day one, and in the midst of enjoying what is being called a career year for me in 2022 – after 32 years in the pro wrestling business – I am excited and proud to announce the extension of my relationship with AEW and the Khan family. Working closely with Tony Khan every day is a rewarding and stimulating experience from both a creative and a professional standpoint, which has reignited my love for pro wrestling. I don’t think I would still be wrestling at this level or be as passionate about the business if AEW didn’t exist.”
“As a result, I feel a great responsibility to keep AEW the best it can be both inside and out of the ring. Over the next three years, I’m looking forward to not only continuing my work in the ring, but to also focus on my ever-increasing responsibilities outside the ring, including producing, advising and assisting Tony with creative ideas, and providing leadership, encouragement and guidance for our fantastic roster. AEW is a great team – a team that I’m proud to say I’ll be a part of for a very long time.”
Jericho will be in action tonight on the special Tuesday, October 18th edition of Dynamite as he defends the ROH World Title against Dalton Castle.