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4 reasons WWE's Chris Jericho signed with AEW

Thomas Lowson
ANALYST
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8.27K   //    09 Jan 2019, 21:31 IST

Jericho is the biggest name so far to join AEW.
Jericho is the biggest name so far to join AEW.

In case you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you'll have heard about the new upcoming promotion, All Elite Wrestling.

Formed by Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks, AEW hopes to capitalize on the massive success of last year's ALL IN, and will showcase huge names in wrestling, as well as introduce new talent.

One huge name already confirmed for AEW is Chris Jericho, with the former Undisputed Champion attending a press conference this week, and signing the contracts to make him an AEW star.

Never one to shy from controversy, Jericho has brought a massive buzz to the company already, with many wondering how WWE will retaliate to the Best in the World at what he does, now exclusively working for a competing company.

Here are four reasons why Chris Jericho signed with AEW.

#4 Problems with Vince McMahon

The first-ever Undisputed Champion had some strong things to say about the Boss in a recent interview.
The first-ever Undisputed Champion had some strong things to say about the Boss in a recent interview.

Joining the WWE in 1999, and becoming a multi-time World Champion, it's no secret that Jericho is friends with Chairman Vince McMahon.

When Jericho left the WWE in 2017, he told McMahon that he wanted to concentrate his time as the frontman of Fozzy, and also compete for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Supportive, McMahon gave him his blessing, though Jericho has since said in an interview with Busted Open Radio that he feels the Boss may not be pleased.

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"When I told him I was going to do more [New Japan shows], he wasn't really negative, but wasn't supportive... I know for a fact that Vince takes every company very seriously."

We're sure that McMahon will certainly take things seriously when he sees Y2J as part of the AEW roster.

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Thomas Lowson
ANALYST
Thomas is a 23-year-old wrestling fan, who started watching in 2003. He is also a Journalism graduate from Sheffield Hallam University.
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