Chris Jericho Shares What He’s Learned From Wrestling Younger Talent In AEW
Even though he’s the veteran, Chris Jericho still thinks he has something to learn in wrestling.
Chris Jericho has been in the wrestling business for over thirty years. He has seen and done pretty much everything. He has been to the top of the mountain more than once and has run the entire gambit in terms of angles, storylines, gimmicks, rivalries, and accomplishments.
And yet, he still thinks that younger wrestlers have something to share.
During an interview with ET Canada, Chris Jericho spoke about what he has learned from wrestling much younger wrestlers in both WWE and AEW.
While he understands that with a new generation come new styles and new expectations, he learned something specific in working with younger wrestlers in AEW like Top Flight and AR Fox.
“The amount of athleticism was off the charts. But what I brought to the table was where and when to place the spots, and how we could make the most impact.
That’s a great example of combining youth and experience. I don’t want to work with Matt Hardy or Christian. Let’s work with the younger guys and see where it takes us.”
Additionally, Chris Jericho saw AEW as a risk because it meant leaving WWE and a comfortable career. Yet to him the risk led to great reward.
“I could have stayed in WWE and been comfortable for the rest of my career. If I had done that, I’m not sure I’d still be wrestling today. AEW reignited my passion and creativity…took things to the next level all across the board.
As a result, I think 2022 was a career year for me. That was one of the greatest feuds nobody ever saw live because there were no people [at the arenas].
Some people think it was corny, but it was perfect at the time. He’s orange juice and I’m bubbly, you put it together and it’s almost like an FMW exploding landmine match.”
h/t 411Mania for the transcription