Chris Jericho made a lot of buzz by signing with All Elite Wrestling earlier this month, and it appears that this news is affecting WWE in more than one ways.
Not only will Jericho help All Elite in garnering the interest of the casual wrestling fans, but latest report suggests that his signing is making some buzz backstage in WWE as well.
During the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Jericho’s deal and talked about the backstage reaction to it.
While the exact numbers are not known, according to Meltzer, people backstage were ‘stunned or freaked out’ upon hearing about the money he is making, depending on their position in the company.
The contract is not on par with John Cena or Brock Lesnar’s but it’s said to be near the top when it comes to the WWE paylist, meaning that Jericho is indeed making some good money.
People have already been connecting the dots to the recent news of several WWE superstars asking for their release with the rise of AEW.
And now with Chris Jericho’s deal becoming a topic of discussion; it’s easy to imagine that it will encourage more stars to consider leaving the company for a better position in the rival promotion.