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Chris Jericho: “I don’t want to be EVP, f*ck that”

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AEW star Chris Jericho recently revealed why he decided to turn down the option to be an EVP as part of All Elite Wrestling.

Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, the former WWE Undisputed Champion explained that it was “way too much work” for him to undertake.

“The only reason I wasn’t an EVP is because I didn’t want to be,” revealed ahead of the AEW Revolution PPV event. 

“They asked me and I said, ‘No, that’s way too much work for what you’re planning on doing.’ And Tony Khan’s the boss, anyways. I knew that from the start. So I wasn’t going to play grab-a– and use EVP as an ego boost” Jericho added.

“F— that. Just give me more money. My job was to be a big star and make new ones so everyone is valuable. Look at the guys I worked with in those first three months.

“I helped Cody reinvent himself. Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy, Scorpio Sky, Darby Allin. The Elite, working with them on a national scale. Giving a stage for Santana and Ortiz and Sammy Guevara, reinventing Jake Hager. Then getting into it with Orange Cassidy and then a whole year with MJF. We needed to show we had some really big names in AEW, which we do” Jericho concluded.

Chris Jericho on AEW EVP Status

AEW Dynamite is on every Wednesday night on TNT and FITE; fans in the UK can sign up to watch the show via AEW+ on FITE.

AEW Rampage is on every Friday night on TNT and FITE, fans in the UK can sign up to watch the show via AEW+ on FITE.

All Elite Wrestling also hosts four PPV events per year, available via traditional PPV routes in the United States and again on FITE TV elsewhere. The PPVs are named Double or NothingFull GearAll Out and Revolution.

AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation are available to watch every Monday and Tuesday night on AEW’s official YouTube channel.

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