Chris Jericho has come to the defence of AEW.
In recent weeks AEW has come under fire from fans on social media who believe the company is moving away from its core wrestling values. It’s even been suggested that QT Marshall is leaving the promotion in part due to a change in philosophy.
Appearing on WFAA, Chris Jericho hit back at the criticism, suggesting that AEW has been building stars and its recent output has been great.
“People’s opinions are opinions, especially on social media, when everybody is going to say what they think, with no consequences, and mostly negativity. I think our shows have been great, the matches have been great, and we’ve done a great job of balancing the storylines along with these amazing matches. The most important thing we’ve been doing is building stars.
I’m sure people on the Dallas Cowboys or people making movies or if you’re in a band. It’s like being a KISS fan, KISS fans hate everything, but they still buy everything. I find a lot of wrestling fans are like that too. They hate everything. If you listen to public opinion online, I should be shot and killed and never show my face on wrestling again because I’m the worst possible thing that could ever happen to the business, me still being in existence. Either you believe that or you don’t, and I don’t.
I don’t think the majority of people do either, but people are still going to say that. It’s your opinion. I never worry about people that don’t like what we do because you can’t convince them, they just don’t like it, and that’s fine. It’s your opinion. I worry about the people that do like our show and worry about making new fans of our show, that’s the most important thing,”
Chris Jericho Has No Interest In Match With WWE Legend
Speaking elsewhere, Chris Jericho discussed his who he’d like to face in AEW before he hangs up his boots. However, there are two men the veteran has no interest in getting back in the ring with.
Jericho admitted he’d rather not wrestle Adam Copeland or Christian Cage because he’s wrestled them so often in the past.
H/t to Fightful