Chris Jericho Talks Creative Freedom In AEW & Coming Back To TNT After 20 Years

Le Champión continues his crusade.

All Elite Wrestling World Champion, Chris Jericho recently spoke to FanSided. In the interview, Jericho speaks about returning to TNT for weekly television. Of course, Chris Jericho got his global television debut on WCW Monday Nitro which was featured on TNT.

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Chris Jericho admits that many fans come up to him to tell him how crazy it is that he's come full circle, although he admits to not even knowing that Nitro was on TNT at first, "I mean people point that out to me more than I realize! Somebody said to me, 'Oh, Chris Jericho is home! You’re home!' Where in Washington? 'No, you’re on TNT!' I didn’t even really realize at first how WCW used to be on TNT. So, it’s great to be full circle," He began. "But I don’t look at it like, 'Oh, the good old days are back!' It’s like this is where we’re at. Tony Schiavone is badass, he should be announcing. TNT has been a great partner for us. So to me, it’s been the perfect mix for AEW! That’s been more important than the nostalgia factor."

Chris also spoke about the free-flowing nature of AEW creative being a big selling point for him on the company.

"One of the reasons why I started working in Japan and ended up in AEW is I love doing what I feel is right. Following the character path that I instinctually know is the right way to go, and don’t have to really get anything approved." He said, "That’s the way we’re running our shows and I think the guys who get it will really blossom because of it. The guys that don’t, we’ll help them. Some guys do need help. Some guys don’t. The guys that don’t, let them run as far as they can."

Next week, he will defend his World Championship against Darby Allin on AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite.

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