Chris Jericho isn't worried about plans changing in All Elite Wrestling as he knows what he's doing every week when he shows up to the building.
The AEW World Champion has often praised AEW for allowing him to be creative and not reading from a script, but another enjoyment for Jericho is knowing the long-term story AEW is going to tell. Reports circulate regarding WWE every week about "plans changing" and fans have often complained about the lack of long-term stories in WWE. In AEW, Jericho doesn't believe that will be an issue.
"As of right now, I know exactly what I'm doing all the way up until January 15, and that's only because there are a couple of things we have to put in place. Pretty much up until the end of February, I know what I'm doing and where I'm going and what's going to be happening every week and it never changes," Jericho said on the Keepin It 100 podcast. "Long-term planning of storylines and angles. Even if you can get your promos written properly and do good promos, the actual angles and storylines are something that never get called out in WWE. They might have a certain idea, but it changes so much. This is me being involved in every step of the way. That's another thing I love. I don't have to worry, 'Okay, what am I doing this week?' and some weeks I'd be like, 'What the hell does that have to do with anything? That sucks.' Then I'd have to talk to Vince and change it to something better. There's a lot of mental stress having to go through that. Wasting time and energy."
As the champion, Jericho has been the focal point of AEW Dynamite, not only wrestling but in lengthy promo segments. He continued to bring up the point that he and his fellow AEW wrestlers don't work with a script, which allows them to play off each other and the crowd.
"It's really cool to have that freedom and the confidence from the powers that be to know it's going to be good because of the people involved. I think deep down inside, Vince [McMahon] knows it too, but it's been such a long time that there's been guys who can actually go out and just do it, that he forgets that there is some guys who can do it. [Reading a script] kinda lost the core of what wrestling is, which is reacting to the crowd and knowing 100% who and what your character is. That's something we do in AEW," said Jericho.
Jericho is set to speak once again on Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite. He promises, "nobody is safe."
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
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