Chris Jericho Calls Rising AEW Star A Future World Champion

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Chris Jericho believes that an AEW wrestler who has challenged for the World Title will likely hold the coveted championship.

When it comes to being an AEW World Champion, Chris Jericho knows a lot about it. After all, Jericho was the first AEW World Champion in company history in 2019 while his Inner Circle group was featured heavily on AEW programming.

While Chris Jericho is busy teaming up with Hook on the AEW Big Business episode of Dynamite, he’s still keeping an eye on the World Title scene as well.

Swerve Strickland received a shot at the AEW World Title at the AEW Revolution PPV when he and “Hangman” Adam Page challenged Samoa Joe for the AEW World Title. During that match, Joe defeated Page to keep his title while Swerve is focused on taking the AEW World Title from Joe.

In an interview with Gabby LaSpisa on Gabby AF, Jericho claimed it was only a matter of time before Swerve Strickland is AEW World Champion.

“I’m a huge fan of Swerve. I think eventually he’ll be our world champion. I mean, it’s just a matter of time at this point. He’s got the cool factor. He’s new. He’s fresh. He can talk. He looks great. I mean, he’s a guy that can be a crossover super-super star, which is I think exactly what AEW needs to go to the next level, someone like Swerve or someone like Will Ospreay that people don’t really know, that have the look, they have the uniqueness, they have the charisma, and once again, I’m not just talking about inside the ring. I’m talking about outside the ring because that’s what wrestling is.”

“You become a mainstream star and you build the company. Look at all the guys that have done multiple things and get out of the wrestling bubble into the mainstream world that just makes your company stronger. It makes you a bigger star and makes your company bigger.”

Chris Jericho Set For First Time Ever Match With Hook

The tag team of Jericho and FTW Champion Hook (the son of a former Jericho rival, Taz) beat the Gates of Agony at AEW Big Business. After the match, Jericho said he wanted to know what it felt like to be against Hook in a match, so a challenge was made for Dynamite on March 20th in Toronto. Hook accepted the match and AEW made it official.

During that same interview, Chris Jericho also spoke about Hook saying he was “another guy we’ve done a lot with, I think we can do some more with, add some depth to him, and give him a little more experience.”

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