Chris Jericho Discusses Game-Changing Television Deal And Developing Homegrown Talent In AEW

Chris Jericho drops more hints on a potential AEW television deal.

Since its inception earlier this year, we've heard plenty about AEW's television deal. The promotion was reportedly in talks with Time Warner Cable and Jericho previously stated he would not have gone to AEW if there wasn't a strong TV deal on the table.

Jon Moxley Retains IWGP US Title After Physical Battle With KENTA

Speaking to Forbes, Jericho offered more insight regarding an AEW television deal.

"I'm not going to show up somewhere that doesn't have a major-league television deal," said Jericho. "That's not what I'm interested in doing. I'm not doing this to be a martyr or Robin Hood. I'm doing this to continue to grow my brand and to take over the business and the world. I know a few potential suitors for television. I know some potential ideas as far as how we're going to do it. I know that both of them that I've heard are game-changers."

While no television deal has been announced, WrestleTalk recently posted AEW's 2019 schedule, which has AEW starting on television in October

Jericho also discussed AEW developing homegrown talent rather than relying on past stars.

"I think we've assembled a great roster already of fresh talent," Jericho said. "We have the seasoned veterans and really untapped rookies, with great people on every level. We have six-to-eight blue-chippers. That's all you need to do a wrestling company. I think we have enough talent for the first year already."

Jericho continued, "I think what AEW has done is shaken up the big companies, and when I say that I mean WWE and New Japan, to where they're signing everybody, and signing them to longer deals and more money. And I say to all of them, you're welcome. We have to work and build the roster that we already have, knowing that we'll get more, but for right now, we have to assume this is our roster for next year. Let's build some guys and create some of our own stars, which is mandatory for any wrestling company to survive."

Jericho is set to headline AEW's first show, Double or Nothing on May 25, against Kenny Omega.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web