In an recent interview with the Tampa Bay Times, AEW star Chris Jericho commented on his current relationship with WWE now that he’s working for AEW and the likelihood he ever gets into the Hall of Fame.
Understanding it doesn’t make sense to promote the figurative leader of their competition, “They’ll probably never mention me again,” Jericho said. He added, “I don’t blame them. Why would they promote me in any way, shape or form, when I’m the head of this opposing army, in their opinion, that’s stealing money out of their pockets?”
The moment Jericho moved over to AEW, the brand was legitimized. Until then, rumors of Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and even Kenny Omega meant a bigger independent promotion was starting up, but Jericho’s involvement put AEW on the map in a global way. They immediately jumped to the spot of No. 2 in wrestling without ever having held an event.
Saying that he was one of the few people Vince McMahon probably trusted, Jericho said, “He’s never told me this, but indirectly, I think he regrets losing me, because I was one of his generals. I’m not always right, but f–k if I’m not close 80 percent of the time.”
On whether or not he believes he’ll ever go back to WWE, he said in previous interviews to never say never, but he’s not looking at things right now. And, would WWE even want him back? He doesn’t believe so. He explained:
“If I continue to work for the Khan family for the rest of my life, I’ll never go into the WWE Hall of Fame,” Jericho said. “Does that bother me? No. I mean, the Sex Pistols didn’t show up for theirs. I always kind of liked that.”