Chris Jericho won’t be breaking any more walls or doors down anytime soon.
Jericho has heard comments from many fans who still hold onto a big dream concept: an AEW/WWE cross-promotional event. These comments have grown louder since the Forbidden Door event co-promoted by AEW and NJPW.
However, Jericho doubts that this will happen anytime soon. And as someone that has worked for WWE for a long time, Jericho is more familiar with WWE’s inner workings than most.
In an interview with Howie Mandel, Chris Jericho talked about how in AEW they don’t look at it like direct competition with WWE.
“So WWE for years had the monopoly on the sport. And so my boss is Tony Khan, he was always a lifelong wrestling fanatic, and decided to start his own company. It’s always great to have competition. So I mean obviously we’re competition just by proxy — the fact that we’re in wrestling. But we really don’t look at it that way. They do what they do and we do what we do, and both are very successful.”
As he continued, Jericho quashed the possibility of a dream AEW/WWE supershow happening anytime soon, simply because the two companies exist within their own separate universes:
“That’s always kind of a wrestling fan’s dream. It’d be like DC versus Marvel, it’s probably not going to happen. Now within our own little universes, we have crossovers with other companies in other countries, but WWE and AEW — no crossover.”
Chris Jericho’s next big title match will be on Saturday, November 19th at Full Gear 2022 when he defends his ROH World Championship in a four-way match against Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and Sammy Guevara.
h/t WrestlingInc for the transcription