Current AEW Star and former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho is no doubt one of the most accomplished and popular pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He has competed in several promotions such as WCW, WWE, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling and AEW among others. Chris Jericho also previously dropped a major return bombshell.
Chris Jericho also competed in quite a few matches in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, starting from his IWGP United States Championship against Kenny Omega back in 2018 to his matches for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship with Tetsuya Naito. He also squared off against Hiroshi Tanahashi back in 2020.
The current landscape of pro wrestling is not what it used to be and it continues to change with each passing day. It all started with AEW’s partnership with Impact Wrestling and a couple of weeks ago, the Forbidden Door was finally opened as AEW has finally started a working partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling as well. It seems AEW is more than willing to work with other pro wrestling companies as well, and that includes WWE. Chris Jericho was also in the hospital for the past couple of days.
AEW didn’t make any announcement of this but the original three-year deals of all the people who were there at the start, which would be Young Bucks, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Adam Page, Chris Jericho and some others would have expired by now. Some of the others like Nyla Rose, Britt Baker, Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky would have expired in a few weeks.
The Young Bucks publicly noted that their option years were picked and per the original deal got a raise for two more years. Some of them already signed new deals, notably Scorpio Sky who last year signed a five-year new deal. But obviously Page, Cody & Brandi and Jericho were renewed since they were either on TV this week or confirmed as staying.