Without any doubt, Chris Jericho is one of the biggest names in the All Elite Wrestling right now. He became the first-ever AEW World Champion and it seems like there are plenty more to come.
Chris Jericho previously said how hard it was for him to leave WWE after serving them and working with them for almost 20 years. But there are things that always made us believe that WWE always takes their old and loyal wrestlers for granted.
How Chris Jericho Adopted The Leader Role Of The AEW Locker Room
Another example of this must be Kane’s Hall of Fame induction. He has been one of the most influential and loyal wrestlers for WWE, and in return, WWE gave him the Hall of Fame in an empty arena. We honestly believe this has been a huge injustice for the Big Red Machine.
Chris Jericho on the other hand received similar treatment when his match against Kevin Owens was removed from the main events of WrestleMania 33. Not many people know about this news always remained hidden behind the kayfabe curtain.
Jericho’s appearance on WWE’s Broken Skull Sessions of Stone Cold Steve Austin was much talked about among the wrestling fans too. A lot of things were disclosed by Y2J in this interview. Some highlights are given below;
How he told the roster at Double or Nothing that they were making history:
Our first show was in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and we sold it out. I had a team meeting with the roster and I said, ‘I want you guys to remember this moment because this is a historical moment in the business. No matter what happens, this is the first time in 20 years that there is an actual company that can sell out Las Vegas, that will do 150,000 buys on pay-per-view, with an actual television deal. Don’t take this for granted because it doesn’t happen every day and it’ll probably never happen again.’ I threw my pole in the sand.
How he has adopted a leadership role backstage:
Undertaker doesn’t say he’s the locker room leader. I never say that either, but if people have questions, ideas, or concerns, my door is getting knocked on all the time. I feel like Vince sometimes, there’s a line of people waiting to talk to me because I have the advice. Not only telling you what you want to hear, but also what you don’t want to hear. That’s my responsibility as well.
A lot of fans still believe that sooner or later Chris Jericho will make his return to WWE. Wherever he goes, we hope no more injustice happens to the former six times WWE World Champion.
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)