The big surprise at the conclusion of Tuesday’s AEW Double or Nothing Rally was the appearance of Chris Jericho. Just as it seemed the event was ending, Fozzy’s hit song Judas hit and out walked Jericho.
The former IWGP Intercontinental Champion declared that he has arrived in AEW. “I’m not here for the money – I already got the money,” he said. “I am here because I believe in doing something different, I believe in doing something new. It’s what I have always done through my entire career. I am a maverick, I am an outlaw. I am a pariah. I am Chris Jericho, baby.”
Jericho announced that he’ll be at AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-pay-view, which takes place Saturday, May 25th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
He finished, “I’m not here to just change the world. AEW is not here to change the world. We are going to change the whole universe!”
Several fans on social media noticed that shortly after Jericho showed up at the AEW event, his Superstar profile was moved to the “Alumni” section of WWE.com.
Chris Jericho has been linked to The Elite’s new promotion with Tony Khan since our exclusive report on the billionaire-backed upstart group back in October. He worked with The Elite extensively throughout 2018, including with a match against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12, a surprise appearance at All In and the Alpha vs. Omega match on the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea cruise.
All Elite Wrestling released this video of Chris Jericho signing his AEW contract alongside AEW President Tony Khan.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 9, 2019