Chris Jericho worked in WWE for many years and he is well aware of what Vince McMahon is capable of.
The AEW Champion spoke to Ariel Helwani, where he talked about the Wednesday Night Wars. Jericho said he was not annoyed by NXT going up against AEW. He told the AEW crew beforehand that Vince will try whatever he can in order to stop AEW from becoming a success.
“[On if he is annoyed that NXT is going head-to-head with AEW] Not at all. It’s Vince McMahon, it’s the WWE. I told them from the start. It’s not even begun yet. There’s going to be so many other tricks and traps coming up. It’s what he (McMahon) does. He thrives on the competition. I don’t care. I’m not in competition with him or NXT.”
AEW certainly has a lot of momentum behind it as the debut episode was a huge success. The Wednesday Night Wars have only just begun, so we wonder what WWE will do next to counter AEW.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.