A new report has shed more light on Chris Jericho’s new AEW deal as the current Ring of Honor Champion expands his role with the company.
Chris Jericho was there when AEW announced its presence in the world of pro wrestling in January 2019. Jericho was arguably Tony Khan’s biggest signing in the company’s first year. Later in 2019, Jericho became the first AEW World Champion while also leading the Inner Circle group. Since then, Jericho has wrestled all of AEW’s biggest names including Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, MJF, Hangman Adam Page, and many others.
It was announced on AEW’s official website that Jericho has re-signed with AEW for three more years through December 2025. The announcement also notes that Jericho will “also increase his responsibilities within AEW, serving as a producer and creative advisor in addition to continuing as a mentor to young talent.”
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio Dave Meltzer has shed more light on Chris Jericho’s new deal and says it’s actually longer than AEW described:
“The deal there it’s not… I know how the press release was written like it it was a contract extension and it was not. It was a completely new deal. Chris’ contract was gonna be up in January 2024, and essentially he is on his original contract which has three years and a two-year option. So he had until January 24, 14-15 months left. So he will be on the original contract until the first week of January, and then his new contract which he signed, which is a new three-year deal, I don’t know if it has an option year, but it’s a three-year deal.”
“I know they actually said December 2025 but it’s actually January 2026 when the new contract would expire.”
The Ocho Chris Jericho found himself victorious on Dynamite in Cincinnati on Tuesday night as he retained his ROH World Championship against Dalton Castle.