Tony Khan has commented on Chris Jericho’s attitude towards ROH on AEW television and says sports entertainment is “synonymous with cheating.”
Speaking on Busted Open Radio ahead of Bryan Danielson’s shot at the ROH World Title against Chris Jericho on Dynamite, Tony Khan discussed how Jericho was representing sports entertainment and slaps everything about pro wrestling in the face:
“Bryan Danielson represents everything about pro wrestling that is pure and great, everything about Ring of Honor that has made it such a great promotion for pro wrestling, and Chris Jericho slaps all of it in the face. He represents sports entertainment, which is synonymous with cheating.”
“Now we’ve seen Chris Jericho on AEW Dynamite disrespect the entire legacy, 20 years of Ring of Honor, a lot of great wrestlers, people who are in AEW today like Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and other great stars like Adam Cole.
Tony Khan then ran down a list of names of WWE stars that are also part of that ROH library that he now owns:
“And names that are not in AEW, great names who competed in Ring of Honor and are part of the video library in the great history and traditions of the company, like now known as Seth Rollins and of course Sami Zayn, was formerly El Generico. Of course, AJ Styles [is] part of that library, Kevin Owens, known as Kevin Steen. So a lot of great stars today in the world of wrestling that are not in AEW or Ring of Honor but are part of the legacy.”