Chris Jericho Knew EVP Role “Wouldn’t Mean Anything” In AEW

Chris Jericho

According to Chris Jericho, the title of ‘EVP’ is meaningless in AEW.

When AEW first formed, there were four people who were listed as Executive Vice President (EVP): Kenny Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson, and Cody Rhodes. With these four given such titles, it was therefore presumed that they all had considerable influence on the company’s direction and day-to-day operation.

However, one person throwing a monkey wrench in that idea is Chris Jericho. Although he wasn’t the first AEW signee, he was one of the first and, according to some fans, the biggest star in the whole company.

Chris Jericho has also been incredibly influential backstage in AEW and according to previous reports on his contract, he’s also expanding beyond just influencing creative relating to his own character and is also working as a veteran/coach for younger stars.

Speaking on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Chris Jericho explained that, even though he has plenty of freedom, he still answers to a single boss. Because of that structure, he thinks that the concept of wrestlers having the titles of EVPs “wouldn’t mean anything.”

“One thing I always point out to a lot of people in the business, in the company, and outside, is we’re only three years old. I knew it was going to be like this from the moment we started, like the whole concept of EVPs, I knew that it wouldn’t really mean anything because it’s one boss, it’s one vision, and we have to follow that vision.

I worked for Vince for 20 years and one of the reasons why I was able to get as far as I did and become as big as I did is because I understood that you have to do what your boss wants. It doesn’t matter if you like it or not. It doesn’t matter if you think your stuff is better.”

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