All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is finally here, and they have compiled some pretty big names as part of their roster. One of those names being longtime WWE star and now-former IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho. Jericho made an appearance at this week’s AEW rally in Florida. It was there he signed his new contract with AEW.
Courtesy of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, we now have some more details on Chris Jericho’s AEW deal. The Fozzy frontman signed a three-year deal with with the promotion that will allow him to continue wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He’ll also be allowed to continue running his wrestling-themed cruises.
The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager At Sea featured talent from Ring of Honor. In light of this arrangement, expect the second cruise to feature matches from All Elite Wrestling.
Chris Jericho publicly stated that he isn’t in this for the money, but he’s still getting paid handsomely. According to the Observer, Tony Khan signed Jericho to a contract that’s worth more than he ever earned in WWE. When you consider that he’ll still be able to make big money wrestling a few times a year for New Japan, run his cruise and tour with his metal band, Jericho made out quite well for himself.
Prior to signing with AEW, Jericho had been negotiating with WWE just a few weeks ago.
What do you think about Jericho signing with AEW?
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