Chris Jericho was recently interviewed by TV Insider to talk about several professional wrestling topics including his involvement with AEW.
Since the launch of the promotion back in January, many fans expect to see AEW bring competition to WWE that hasn’t been seen since WCW closed down in 2001. That belief only increased once it was announced on Wednesday that AEW would air a weekly television show on TNT in prime time starting later this year.
Jericho, who has worked for WCW, WWE, and now AEW, has been on the battle lines. Thus, when the former WWE Champion says that this will be a war between both companies, fans should consider respecting his mindset.
“This is a war. Even if you don’t want it to be, it just is. There hasn’t been any competition for WWE on a national basis for 20 years or more. I think this is something they didn’t really want, but it’s great for the fans and great for the guys. I think in the long run it’s going to make a difference because it gives people a choice. And it’s always good to have a choice.”
The former IWGP Intercontinental Champion is set to take on Kenny Omega in the main event of AEW’s inaugural event, Double or Nothing, later this month at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.