All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Chris Jericho made a recent appearance on KTLA 5 Morning News show in Los Angeles. During his interview, Jericho spoke about what made AEW special compared to WWE. When asked about whether there are similarities or differences between the two promotions, Jericho explained they are “completely different.”
“It’s [AEW] a brand new company, backed by the owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and we just debuted on Wednesday, last Wednesday, on the TNT Network, to what was the highest-debuted show in 5 years for the network. A huge hit. It’s something different. People are excited because for the first time in 20 years there’s an alternative to the WWE, and it’s new, and it’s exciting, and it’s fresh, it’s fun.”
He added how he acts as a bridge for wrestling fans who may not be familiar with AEW but are fans of Chris Jericho:
“So, when they come and watch me on the show, then they see all these other great performers that they’ve never watched. So, for me it’s a chance to do something, build something up from scratch, which has never happened in our lifetime for the wrestling business,” Jericho said. “It’s a really cool time for the business. We have created a whole buzz for wrestling now, to where it’s becoming cool again, and more specifically, AEW is cool.”
During last night’s episode of AEW: Dynamite on TNT, Jericho took a shot at WWE’s creative team during a promo.