Chris Jericho Fires Back At Fans That Think He “Buries” Younger AEW Talent
Chris Jericho has reacted to people who think he “buries” younger talent in AEW by saying you “don’t understand what I’m doing.”
As the first AEW World Champion and somebody that has been with All Elite Wrestling since the day the company launched, eight-time World Champion and future WWE Hall of Famer Chris Jericho has worked with a lot of big names in the company.
Those big names include former AEW World Champions like Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley along with the current AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF). Jericho has also had lengthy rivalries with the likes of Orange Cassidy and Ricky Starks, who beat Jericho at the Revolution pay-per-view this past March.
Chris Jericho has also lost clean to a “rookie” like Action Andretti in a live Dynamite match as well, which AEW has called one of the biggest upsets in company history. However, there are critics of AEW who will say that Action isn’t featured on AEW TV at all while others that feud with Jericho sometimes fade away after the rivalry ends.
While talking about AEW Double or Nothing this Sunday with the “Four Pillars” MJF, Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara & “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vying for MJF’s World Title, Chris Jericho told Sporf he was proud of all four guys.
“That’s why I worked with Max for a year and why I’ve had Sammy with me pretty much since he came into the company, with the exception of a few months. Those guys were always earmarked to be stars.”
“And Darby and Jungle Boy too, I worked with them the first few months of AEW’s existence and realised they were both amazing.”
The discussion continued with Chris Jericho reacting to people that think he doesn’t help younger talent.
“It’s funny when I get buried online for ‘burying’ the young guys, it’s like you really don’t understand what I’m doing and don’t even really watch the show because it’s been the exact opposite of that.
“And I think we’ve done a great job in building these guys. To have four of them in the main event and to see how they’ve all flourished as talkers, because they can always wrestle but character and talking is the most important thing. So I really enjoy that side of it, to see those guys in that spot.“
As for his own match at Double or Nothing, Jericho will face Adam Cole in an Unsanctioned Match, which was signed on Dynamite earlier this week.