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How did WWE respond to Chris Jericho’s signing with AEW?

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The AEW Double or Nothing Rally had a number of surprises up its sleeves, but the biggest one was probably the official announcement of Chris Jericho’s signing with the company.

Jericho was long rumored to be involved with the promotion. However, a lot of people still saw him as a WWE guy, so his signing still became a topic of discussion in no time.

Since Chris Jericho wasn’t signed with WWE in any capacity, the company didn’t respond to this news officially. Although they did make a couple of moves which shows their reaction.

Chris’s signing was announced earlier in the day. Responding to it, WWE moved the former World Champion’s profile to the alumni section of their website by the evening:

Not only that but some fans noted that WWE was also quick to edit the SmackDown Live intro which aired later in the night and the former World Champion was removed from the video package.

Now the big question is if WWE was aware of Jericho’s signing with AEW beforehand and if not, then will the company be treating him similar to stars like CM Punk and Neville and cease any mention of him on their programming in future?

  • CC

    These days Chris is as much a business man as he is an entertainer (I use that term just because he has his fingers in many pies, not just wrestling), and he is not going to jeopardize any future he might have with WWE.
    He is a guaranteed hall of famer, and even after joining AEW you can never rule out the possibility of him returning to WWE for a run or two. Plus I would not be surprised to see him want to end his career there when he is ready to retire.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    We are all hoping as wrestling fan AWE workout heck WWE never had a problem with TNA they just got ahead of themselves. Chris Jericho will help get that company off to a good start. I don’t know how long he has left in the ring but if he can help give wrestling fans something else to watch he done his job.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    100% agree. Jericho seems like a very straight forward guy and so is Vince. With all that Jericho has done and said about him and the WWE, theres no way Jericho doesnt have Vinces respect and “freedom”.

  • CC

    Knowing Chris and his relationship with Vince, he would have told him beforehand.
    Chris is a shrewd business man and would not want to burn any bridges. Why else do you think he was still listed as being part of Smackdown despite not being under contract to WWE and working in NJPW up until now?
    Chris will always be up front and honest with Vince as he has been for years.

  • BiggEZ

    Oh well, moving on…