The former WWE, WCW, and World Heavyweight Champion is going on 30 years in wrestling, and recently signed with All Elite Wrestling. However, as Chris Jericho tells it, Impact Wrestling offered him a huge sum to appear on their show.
"In my mind, from a pure business standpoint, I'm worth as much as Brock Lesnar to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That's the watermark that I had. For me to go back to Vince, I want that kind of a deal. When I was starting to talk with Tony (Khan) and New Japan and Impact as well-- Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four match series. We're talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well. When they believe in something, they have money for it," said Jericho on a new edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.
In the end, Jericho claimed that Vince McMahon didn't even try to match the other offers sent his way, as it would disrupt his pay structure. Jericho wouldn't end up working for Impact Wrestling, instead opting to go the AEW route, with an option to work in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
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